How do members experience Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)?

Top 5 reported purposes & perceived effectiveness

Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Foot drop 253 104
Improve mobility 60 54
Stiffness/spasticity 39 14
Balance problems 26 7
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 25 11

Common side effects

Side effect Patients Percentage
Uncomfortable 18
Pain 6
Feeling hot/overheating 4
Balance problems 2
Pain in heel(s) 2
Swelling in feet 2

Side effect severity

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 6
Moderate 19
Mild 41
None 114

Member evaluations

Rachael

evaluated on Aug 09, 2012

  • Perceived effectiveness for foot drop: Moderate
  • Side effects: None

TomR

evaluated on Jan 04, 2012

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Moderate
  • Side effects: Mild

fki2001

evaluated on Aug 21, 2011

  • Perceived effectiveness for walking problems: Major
  • Side effects: None