12 patient evaluations for Ankle Foot Orthosis AFO taken for the purpose of 'Foot drop'

grandma5
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grandma5
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Apr 15, 2014 (Started Jul 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: I believe the usage of ths AFO has kept me walking much better than before using it. I went to a KFO because the weakness in my left leg has gotten worse.

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Sagen
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Sagen
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Oct 15, 2012 (Started May 16, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Advice & Tips: Need to be lighter AFO, helped some

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Rachael
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Rachael
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
ALS

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Aug 9, 2012 (Started Jun 17, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I also have a less effective bespoke boot for outdoor wear. I cannot get my foot into a traditional shoe, as my toes buckle and drag. This boot opens down the middle to the toe and velcroes shut. It is not well made and it is not attractive but it does maintain my foot position and protect my toes

Jul 29, 2012 (Started Jun 17, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Foot Splints http://store.leedergroup.com/LEEDer-MultiPodus-LG-KYDEX-PRO-Ankle-Foot-p/lg-kydex-pro-bedboot.htm Multi-podus Leeder Boot I wear them with heated slippers as the open toe is cold and exposed

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fki2001
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fki2001
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Aug 21, 2011 (Started Nov 05, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Walking problems: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: August 21, 2011 I fell and made my thighs sore whwn my legs were bent back. This weakend the muscles and prevented me from taking steps. The muscles were weaker after that, I can no longer walk. I now use my AF orthotic to protect my feet and legs while in the wheel chair. Sleeping with them usually results in pain in my foot or leg from different pressure points from the horizontal AF orthotic.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 1, 2010 (Started Nov 05, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Walking problems: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: It helped my walking but made it harder to go up steps because of the increased weight.

Nov 6, 2010 (Started Nov 05, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Walking problems: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little

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jolie
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jolie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: none
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Jul 24, 2011 (Started May 15, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: will get new AFO on 7/27/2011 due to calf muscles shrinking. Aids me in standing to transfer from wheelchair.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Uncomfortable

Apr 27, 2011 (Started May 15, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: i cannot even stand up without my left orthotic.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Uncomfortable

Sep 30, 2008 (Started May 15, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: Uncomfortable

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faeroe347
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faeroe347
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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May 18, 2011 (Started Nov 10, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: This brace worked well while I was able to walk. After I began using a wheelchair full-time the brace wasn't useful, and became a nuisance.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Edema related discomfort

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Nov 10, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Much easier to move around!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Edema related discomfort

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Porsche-ster
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Porsche-ster
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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May 6, 2011 (Started May 10, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Imbalance when walking: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily

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speechlessinseattle
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speechlessinseattle
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
PLS

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Sep 3, 2010 (Started May 13, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Very
Advice & Tips: I have the blue rockers orthos. I wouldnt recomend them to anyone. they are expensive, they dont work, and are a real pain in the a@# to put on.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Uncomfortable, feel unstable, Pain

Nov 1, 2009 (Started May 13, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Uncomfortable, feel unstable, Pain

Jun 9, 2009 (Started May 13, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: make sure they are gonna work before you buy them
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Uncomfortable, feel unstable, Pain

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froginmadison
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froginmadison
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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May 13, 2010 (Started Apr 24, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Apr 29, 2009 (Started Apr 24, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily

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littlequeenbee
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littlequeenbee
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: severe
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Nov 7, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: Uncomfortable, Pain, Pain

Oct 29, 2008 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Foot drop: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Side effects: Uncomfortable, Pain, Pain

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