Hey Medicare Nation!
Millions of people are diagnosed with "Foot Drop."
Some people also call it......"Drop Foot."
Either way, Foot Drop is a serious matter!
Foot Drop is a weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front part of the foot, necessary for walking. Foot Drop causes a person to drag the foot and toes, or engage in a high-stepping walk called a steppage gait.
Foot Drop Increases the risk of falling.
Who Can Be Diagnosed With Foot Drop?
Men or Women, at any age.
What are some causes of Foot Drop?
Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Paulsy, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injurey, Spinal Cord Injuries, and other injuries to the Peroneal Nerve in the leg.
Viruses can cause Foot Drop as well as other infections.
Injuries to the leg and/or the lower back can also cause Foot Drop.
What is a WalkAide?
A WalkAide is a Functional Electrical Stimulation Device, when wore on the calf, sends electric impulses to the affected foot causing the foot and leg to lift.
Where Can I get information on WalkAides?
Go to the Hanger Clinic website:
Are Other Types of FES Devices Available?
Yes. The Bioness L300 is also available. Go to the Bioness Website for more information.
Who are the Freedom to Walk Foundation?
The Freedom to Walk Foundation is a 5019c)3 non-profit, dedicated to assisting with funds for the purchases of WalkAides for children AND Adults diagnosed with Foot Drop due to:
* Multiple Sclerosis
* Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
* Traumatic Brain Injury
If you want more information about the Freedom to Walk Foundation, go to their website: