No announcement yet.

Foot Drop Splint

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Foot Drop Splint

    I have got a degree of foot drop which means that my heels are not touching my footplate, although the ball of my foot is. if I raise my foot plates, because of the foot drop, my legs are a little bit too high as the heels are not touching the footplate.

    I've been having a battle with skin problems lately. For the last few weeks everything has been fine, then all of a sudden the last couple of days, everything is going downhill again. I noticed that my right footplate had dropped down slightly which probably meant there was more weight on that side, incidentally, this is the side of the skin problems on my backside.

    There are various foot drop splints available and I was wondering if one of these would benefit me?


    You don't mention to what degree your foot drop is currently.
    Here is a post that has links to several types of splints.

    However, please know that if your footdrop is significant, a good stretching and ROM program is the best treatment.

    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.


      opps not a good reply. sorry! I don't know how to delete my reply.