peroneal nerve damage - need afo/shoe help
Had surgery in 2004 for removal of a ganglion cyst that damaged my peroneal nerve causing a complete foot drop. Surgery was successful and after one year of paralysis I got movement back and recovered to the point of getting out of my afo. After 5 years, the ganglion is growing back at the fibular head and I am noticing weakness in dorsiflexion and have had to wear my leg brace again. I am a fit, attractive, energetic woman and for the life of me cannot find a comfortable afo and attractive shoes (other than a sneaker) to fit my brace. I am having a custom brace made and have looked all over the internet for an attractive afo with no luck. If anyone has advice for an afo that looks decent and shoes, even sandals that can be worn with an afo, I will be grateful for the advice. I have a followup MRI/EMG to determine the growth of the cyst and may yet again see my nuerosurgeon in Phili to do yet another surgery which I would like to avoid if possible. I really need help finding an afo that can be worn with regular shoes. From what I have seen and researched....it's next to impossible. Please help!!!