What is WalkOn AFO?

Category: Equipment


Generic name: Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)

The Walk On helps raise the foot while the leg swings through forward and prevents the foot from bending downwards, which causes the forefoot to drag during swing phase. The more efficient gait pattern reduces the risk of tripping or falling while improving the security of walking with a varied cadence.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 3 2
Foot drop 2 1
Foot drop (left) 2 2
Foot drop (right) 1 0
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0
Stiffness/spasticity 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with WalkOn AFO

Side effect Patients Percentage
Pain in heel(s) 1
Pain in toes of left foot 1

Why patients stopped taking WalkOn AFO

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped using WalkOn AFO


Stopped using WalkOn AFO

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for WalkOn AFO.