Foot drop splint – AFO Child (Right & Left)
Foot drop splint provides static dorsiflexion assistance and lateral stability for the entire foot-ankle area. An ankle–foot orthosis, or AFO, is support intended to control the position and motion of the ankle, compensate for weakness, or correct deformities. AFOs can be used to support weak limbs or to position a limb with contracted muscles into a more normal position. Available in left or right.
Foot drop, also known as drop foot, is a symptom characterized by an inability to lift the front part of the foot.
Foot Drop Splint is used to keep the ankle at 90 degrees and prevent the foot from dropping towards the ground. Foot drop, sometimes called “drop foot,” is the inability to lift the front part of the foot. This causes the toes to drag along the ground while walking. AFOs reduce foot drop and remove the need for some proximal compensatory action.
Foot drop is a muscular weakness or paralysis that makes it difficult to lift the front part of your foot and toes.
It’s also sometimes called drop foot. It can cause you to drag your foot on the ground when you walk.
Foot drop is a sign of an underlying problem rather than a condition itself.
This could be muscular, caused by nerve damage in the leg, or the result of a brain or spinal injury.
Foot drop usually only affects 1 foot, but both feet may be affected depending on the cause. It can be temporary or permanent.
To compensate for this, an individual will often walk with a “steppage gait” that involves a high lift of the knee to prevent the toes from scuffing across the ground and the front of the foot from slapping as the foot hits the ground. Or one might swing the leg out to the side to account for the foot-dragging. This can affect one or both feet, depending on the cause.
Foot Drop Splint / AFO (Ankle foot orthosis) can remedy the foot drop symptom itself for however long is needed, Regardless of whether foot drop is temporary or long-term in nature.