Foot and Ankle
Here you will find specific orthoses for the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Orthoses for drop foot and slack foot are the largest group in this range. Drop foot can be caused by weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front of the foot upwards which causes the foot to drag. Causes of drop foot may include nerve damage and can come from various diseases such as a stroke, MS, Cerebral Palsy and Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome. With a drop foot, an Allard AFO (Ankle-Foot-Orthosis) can be very helpful to facilitate walking. The range also includes stabilizing ankle protection and simple ankle supports that can be part of a treatment for an injury or used for preventive purposes.