How do members experience Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)?

Top 5 reported purposes & perceived effectiveness

Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Foot drop 254 104
Improve mobility 61 54
Stiffness/spasticity 40 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 21
Mild 41
None 114

Member evaluations

StandUpLong

evaluated on Jan 23, 2009

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Slight
  • Side effects: Moderate

pepper12

evaluated on Jan 11, 2009

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side effects: Mild

weasel

evaluated on Dec 18, 2008

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