Myo Orthotics; Walkaide for Dropfoot

April 2, 2011 at 10:36 am

I also tried and failed. Tried on both my left leg with 30+ years damage and my right leg while it was still declining a couple years ago.

When I asked the physical therapists (yep, more than one) and the physical therapy Dr, oh, gosh what was his fancy title- I don’t remember- up at Mayo Clinic they all told me that those devices are intended for people such as stroke victims who have lost the ability to send a nerve impulse from higher up.

It is not intended for those of us with nerve conduction loses within the muscle group we are trying to stimulate. In their experience those who have tried it are not successful and the devices were discouraged for use in my case.

On the other hand, the initial trial is usually free. Just beware that they are trying to sell you the things and the sellers may not have your best interest at heart during the evaluation.

The devices are adjustable to your gait so that when your foot hits the ground they set a delay for an electrical impulse to fire from a button velcroed around your leg over the skin in the vicinity of your peroneal nerve to cause your foot raising muscle to fire.

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