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
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with WalkOn AFO

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


Based on patients currently using WalkOn AFO

Dosage Patients
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking WalkOn AFO

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 WalkOn AFO


Currently using WalkOn AFO

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped using WalkOn AFO

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
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
$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.