Reply To: Bilateral foot drop and unstable standing

February 15, 2018 at 12:42 pm

jk. An excellent review of important points re:AFOs. I understand that wearing sold ankle AFOs while driving is awkward, it took me awhile to acclimate. I don’t think I could drive without my AFOs. As with many activities, we have learned that living with GBS necessitates acclimations and adaptations. You can talk to an orthotist about an AFO with a hinged ankle (vs a solid ankle) allowing ankle mobility; there are criteria to be a candidate for a hinged AFOs.

I don’t know what you mean about “bias that causes undue pressure when not moving”, please explain.