Last reply 1 year ago
FES treatment for foot drop

Hi following a recent visit from my MS nurse she has suggested that I try this to help with my walking. I have an appointment for assessment on 5th May and wondered if anyone else uses it and whether they find it a help. I have SPMS and usually use a walker or stick to get around but I do trip and fall frequently due to my left foot not lifting, currently sporting a massive black bruise on my back the size of a dinner plate from my most recent fall so I am keen to try new things to avoid my whole body becoming a bruise 🙂

Any feedback from current users would be appreciated. cheers

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1 year ago

I have used one since 2001 and would not be walking today without it. Unlike a traditional splint it can help build muscle strength, so well worth checking out.
The staff at Salisbury Hospital are brilliant and understand how to get the best out of fes.

1 year ago

I have RRMS and suffer badly from foot drop. My physio gave me a trial of the od stock fes and it was amazing! When I went back to work with it my colleagues said I was walking like a supermodel! I would definitely recommend it. Unfortunately the NHS in my area does not fund it but I can apply to the mssociety for a grant. Fingers crossed!! Good luck with it!🙂

1 year ago

Thanks both that is very encouraging. Salisbury hospital is where I am going so good to hear they are great. I hope iIam suitable and get to use it. Any improvement would be great

1 year ago

Hi there
I also have SPMS, I use an elbow crutch (two on occasions) most of the time around the house and garden none. I have an fes machine although my foot drop has now developed in to ‘leg drop’ if there is such a thing. They are good and def. make a difference.

1 year ago

I tried a FES and it didn’t work for me, my foot didn’t kick in the right direction and we tried all different places to attach it.

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