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Toe off brace
Jun 17, 2003
... and the hip pain has gone down some as well. I am looking for any feedback for this brace. It does have its drawbacks that I need to get all new shoes. The brace only fits into one pair, and I need to get pants with wider leg holes. ... (3 replies)
Botox injections
Dec 6, 2003
... muscles in that left leg were very hypertonic and so they gave me stretches for that and then sent me back to the docs for the dropping foot. They suggested a brace or botox. ... (25 replies)
Battling fatigue
Jan 18, 2004
... I got my brace mainly for the tripping hazard that I became. I was wanting to drag my foot, but the brace I wear is not just for that. My foot is kept at a 90 degree angle, but still has a bit of flexibility to give a much better gaiting motion than without it. ... (627 replies)

What are AFOs?
Jul 22, 2004
... I wear an AFO for lower leg spasticity and foot drop. I love my brace because it is extremely lightweight. ... (10 replies)
Battling fatigue
Jan 2, 2004
... Well let me know if you get the splints. They sound interesting. I think they had a spring loaded model of a brace for me but decided to go with the fixed model for the dropping. Is your foot dragging or dropping? ... (627 replies)
... off" brace for a dropping foot. I also use a cane for better support and for balance issues. I get quite a lot of help with the fatigue with regular massages. ... (60 replies)
... Hi all! I need to chime in here too about the importance of good shoes. I am a nike fan all the way, and I change out my shoes quite often. As far as cumbersome AFO's.....been there done that! You are right to think that you are probably causing more trouble than good. Yes the heavyweight AFO's do cause some trouble with the fact that you lose some of your muscle... (13 replies)
... hey guys!!! I was a 3.5 month premature baby who is now 38 yrs. old. I have very mild hemiplagia CP affecting my left side. It never bothered me until 3 yrs ago when I started getting back/hip pain and a dropping foot. I too cannot wear most sandals and I was continually tripping on things. I get botox injections to keep my foot from dropping and I wear an AFO called... (24 replies)
Battling fatigue
Jun 23, 2003
... yes I have the toe off brace and I like it a lot! It makes a huge diference on my gait. I walk as if I had a good botox day everyday. Very light and only goes in one side of shoe. ... (627 replies)
... nered. Doesn't matter what you do it's wrong. If you wear the braces it helps correct his feet but keeps his feet from getting stronger, if you keep the braces off it helps strengthen his feet but does nothing for his foot position. My son was a toe walker since he started walking just before age 3. ... (14 replies)
Botox injections
Jan 9, 2004
... Hello Lastramy, what did you weigh when you were born? I was 2 months premi and weighed 2 pounds 8 ounces! All the muscles from my hips to my toes have been altered by surgery one way or another. Other than muscle soreness I really don't have a problem with pain or spasms. I did have leg cramps, mostly in my calves at night. I drink a diet suppliment called Boost. It supplies... (25 replies)
Botox injections
Jan 9, 2004
... I walked up on my toes on that side and then got the heel cord lengthening when I was 18. I don't walk up on my toes now but I do notice that I still wear the toe area of that shoe more than the good side. It was after that surgery that I started losing more muscle mass in that lower leg. ... (25 replies)
Battling fatigue
Jul 21, 2003
... What about getting a brace like mine? ... (627 replies)
Battling fatigue
May 5, 2003
... foot work right going back but coming back forward I get the loss of control to pick my foot up and it literally toe drags across the floor. Very easy to trip and that is what brought me to botox to begin with. ... (627 replies)
... toe with my right foot. I walk sort of flat footed and sort of scoot my right foot. My right knee and ankle go inward. I wear a leg brace to control these issues. I may have a tight heel cord in my right side. My right leg is much skinnier than my left. My right leg is longer than my left. ... (1 replies)

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