Richie Brace For Drop Foot
Drop foot, also known as foot drop, is a condition where the individual is unable to lift their foot upward. This may result in difficulty in walking or tripping while walking. Common causes of drop foot include nerve damage, muscle weakness, and conditions that affect the brain or spinal cord such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, and cerebral palsy. Injuries to the knee, hip, and ankle joints can also lead to drop foot.
One of the most effective treatment options for drop foot is the use of ankle-foot orthosis (AFO). The Richie Brace is a type of AFO that is designed to provide support and stability to the foot and ankle while allowing for normal movement. The brace is custom-made to fit the individual’s foot and ankle, and it consists of a plastic shell that wraps around the calf and foot, and straps that secure it in place.
The Richie Brace works by providing support to the foot and ankle, which helps to prevent the foot from dropping down. It also allows for normal movement of the foot and ankle, which helps to improve walking ability. The brace is designed to fit inside most shoes, allowing individuals to wear their regular footwear.
In addition to providing support and stability, the Richie Brace can also help to reduce pain and discomfort associated with drop foot. By providing a secure and stable base for the foot, the brace can reduce the amount of stress placed on the foot and ankle, which can help to alleviate pain and discomfort.
Overall, the Richie Brace is an effective treatment option for drop foot that provides support, stability, and pain relief. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if the Richie Brace is the right treatment option for your specific condition. Here at the Advanced Foot And Ankle Center Of San Diego, we have over 15 years of experience in treating drop foot successfully with a custom-tailored treatment for you.
This is a patient of ours that needed a Richie Brace and is able to participate in sports again.