I suffer from a neurological disease (CMT disease), if I get my ankle fused would I walk properly?
Hi, I suffer from a neurological disease (CMT disease) and one of my symptoms is foot drop. I’ve tried all kinds of braces to help walk but find them all uncomfortable. I was wondering if getting my ankle fused would help with my foot drop and keep my foot lifted to walk properly without a brace? I also wanted to know about getting my big toe “pinned” because my toe also drops and is a problem when walking. Would pinning it keep it from dropping? Thanks.
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This is going to limit the range of motion and destroy the physiological mechanism of movement and gait..
I strongly recommend kinesiotaping for your drop foot it is very helpful..and you can do them at home..but let a professional kinesiotaping practitioner teach you the way..it keeps your foot and toes up while giving some way to range of motion..
Ankle fusion will limit you abilitys but it will save u from falling backwards regularly
If your drop foot is permenant
Then i would go for it
Thanks Dr. Darrag but will the taping hold my foot up with shoes on also?