Walking with Foot Drop: A New Brace

January 26, 2017
Walking with Foot Drop:  A New Brace

Check out this new brace for walking with foot drop!  People with foot drop can't lift the front part of their foot due to  weakness or paralysis of the muscles that pick up the toes.  Lots of people have foot drop and it can happen when foot muscles become weak after stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy or other injuries.  Foot drop can happen to one foot or both feet at the same time and can happen to people at any age.

Walking with foot drop is difficult because when the toes don't lift, they tend to drag along the ground. This can result in tripping or falling.  To avoid dragging the toes, people with foot drop may lift their knee higher than normal or may may swing their leg in a wide arc.  Or, they may wear a brace to hold the foot in place.  Some people don't like walking with braces because they can be awkward and uncomfortable.

To help people with foot drop, the Saebo company has come out with a new product to make walking with foot drop easier.  The  SaeboStep consists of a lightweight, uniquely designed foot drop brace that provides convenience and comfort while offering optimum foot clearance and support during walking.

The SaeboStep was designed to replace uncomfortable, stiff, or bulky splints that go inside or outside the shoe. It has a velcro strap and nylon buckle system to easily secure the device to the ankle. Strong, durable cords slip into eyelet attachments on the shoe to connect the foot to the ankle strap and a revolutionary BOA dial allows individuals to quickly customize the lift angle required for safe foot clearance during walking.

Walking with Foot Drop
Walking with Foot Drop

Want to try it out? Our physical therapists have extensive experience in helping people with foot drop.  They can help you find the right brace to walk more efficiently with less pain.  Give us a call today at 256-509-4398!