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Old 06-23-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
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Your Stroke Foot

I wonder if everyone has the same problem. I know people have trouble with keeping their toe end up so they don't stumble. But my husbands toes curl under, much like his fingers in his fist do. My friend who had a stroke had an AFO but it stopped before her toes. So, I guess, beside just regular stroke leg difficulty walking, I'm wondering if others are having to walk on their curled up toes also.

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Old 06-23-2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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Re: Your Stroke Foot

Hi Sandy
I have drop foot from my stroke. It goes down and pulls to the side. I have quite a fight with it some days. They sent me for a brace which really helped. It was very easy for me to stumble because it would flip over and also my side was weak. All of these things have improved. Now I did not have the toe curling but maybe he also should wear a brace to encourage it and help with the stumpling. It was a physio therapist that refered me to a place that made the brace. If I am really really busy and keep pushing myself my drop foot will give me grief and I will put the brace on and wear it for a day or two.
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Re: Your Stroke Foot

I just dont' know if a brace would help if the biggest problem is that your toes are curled up. My best memory of how they go into your shoe is that they stop BEFORE your toes.

 
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Re: Your Stroke Foot

Maybe a custom brace would keep the toes flat and open. Thats what the brace did for my drop foot it forced it to go the right way. And it seemed to help. Know in saying that I dont know if they make a brace to help with that problem but I would think they do. It is so hard because you constantly stumble. Then you have the threat of falling. Dont want that.
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