Take a moment and bring attention to the toes; imagine they are frozen, numb and can no longer be felt or moved.
Next, imagine the ankles falling asleep. They are paralyzed and the feet can no longer be lifted. Calves have shrunk to 30% of their capacity. While walking, the feet slap on the ground like floppy scuba flippers. Balance is wobbly, as every step requires complete concentration to avoid tripping and falling.
The most accessible solution is a pair of leg braces, offering ankle support and addressing foot drop.
The braces are aN early victory
Benefits include increased mobility and energy. But, looking down below the knees, all that is seen are strappy, bulky, plastic shells.
Now what am I supposed to wear?
The only shoes that fit are wide sneakers or orthopedic shoes.
No more short pants, cocktail attire, or dress shoes. The wardrobe choices have been reduced to wide leg pants and long dresses.