What is Drop foot brace?

Category: Equipment


Generic name: Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)

Drop foot is often treated with the use of braces. The goal of bracing is to provide patients with a more normal and comfortable gait.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Foot drop 5 2
Foot drop (left) 2 1
Foot drop (right) 2 0
Risk of harm 2 1
Balance problems 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Drop foot brace

Side effect Patients
Foot drop (left) 1
Pain 1
Uncomfortable 1


Based on patients currently using Drop foot brace

Dosage Patients
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Drop foot brace

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped using Drop foot brace


Currently using Drop foot brace

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Drop foot brace

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