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    Default I have a spranged left (drop foot( ankel

    What can I do to make walking better?

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    HI

    Do you have a brace to keep the foot from dropping? That would help a lot, I'd imagine. I hope you're feeling better! Ice will help with swelling.

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    Sorry about your ankle! Have you checked into AFOs?

    I've noticed a lot of people with MS trying the WalkAide:

    http://www.walkaide.com/en-US/Pages/...FRRggwod6TFpOw
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    So sorry to hear that Lori, what a drag..(pardon the pun)

    Yes a walkaid of some kind may help, if you can wear it without causing more pain.

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    Hi Lori,
    Have you seen a doctor since your injury? It may be more than a sprained ankle. You might need a wrap or a cast. I hope it gets better and you feel better too. Ask about foot-drop aids to your Neurologist if you can.
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    What can I do to make walking better?
    i elevated the foot/ankle and put ice packs on. it turned very ugly with broken blood vessels but was able to walk w/o pain in approx 3 to 4 days. feel better

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    Hi Lori,

    Sorry that this is happening. It makes me fall up stairs. I am having PT and some exercise homework. The PT said the therapy is PT first. Then AFO (ankle-foot orthotic) if the PT doesn't work and then a stimultor like the Walk-Aide if all of that doesn't work or work well enough.

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    Hi
    Agate mentioned the Walkaide. That's what it helped--foot drop. I've had my walkaide for 2 years and it really helps me walk longer distances and walk more solidly.

    (I paid up front and after a year got insurance reimbursement but, that's another story).

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    Hi!!! It is good to see someone I know.I was so excited to see you, I forgot to check the date Not new for me huh... When I have those days, I apply Ice, check often to make sure you don't leave it on to long,again elevate the foot, call doctor, they may want films to make sure it is not broken. Sometimes we lose enough feeling, that we don't recognize the damage we have done. So other then the foot how are you?

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