What is WalkAide?

Category: Equipment

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WalkAide® is an electronic device which automatically stimulates muscle contraction to counteract foot drop.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Foot drop 34 15
Improve mobility 10 3
Weakness in leg(s) 5 1
Balance problems 1 0
Foot dragging 1 1
General health 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with WalkAide

Side effect Patients
Electric shock sensations 1
Fatigue 1
Ineffective 1
Must do good skin care if not skin will break down where electrodes are placed 1
Nerve pain in calf 1
Pain in lower leg 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using WalkAide

Dosage Patients
daily 5
as needed 4

Why patients stopped taking WalkAide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 6
Other 5
Expense 2
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
See all 12 patients who've stopped using WalkAide

Duration

Currently using WalkAide

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 4

Stopped using WalkAide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 3
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 6
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 8
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7 patient evaluations for WalkAide

Jan 15, 2011 (Started Oct 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for foot drop)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 10, 2010 (Started May 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for foot drop)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: The devices have done so much for me. While I hae alot of retraining of my muscles to do, the ones that normally ache do not ache any more. My endurance has improved, I can now walk on the treadmill and participate in some activities with my children. Ican see my quality of life improving dramatically!!!!!!
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 3 helpful marks

May 17, 2010 (Started May 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: My insurance finally approved this, and my church helped me with the co-pay, and I love it !! It is a neuro-stimulator that makes my leg lift at the right time, to stop the foot drag... It is working great ! Makes walking so much easier, and safer.

  • 4 helpful marks
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