How to Treat Foot Drop with Electrical Stimulation

Scott Thompson
Thursday, August 20th, 2020


foot drop treatment with estim

What is Foot Drop?

Foot drop, also known as dropped foot or drop foot, is the inability to raise the front part of the foot up toward the shin. This happens due to weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the foot (National Institute of Neurological Disorders).

Patients who suffer from foot drop often scuff their toes along the ground; they may also bend their knees to lift their foot higher than usual or swing their leg out to the side to avoid hitting their toes on the ground.

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We are very pleased with the new progress she’s making because of these products.

Monday, January 27th, 2020


SaeboGlove

My 86 year old Mom has been very healthy until she turned 80 when they had to bypass a subclavian aneurysm. She went into afib a few weeks later and had her first stroke. Three years later an area affected by the first stroke burst causing right-side paralysis. She’s past two years on her second stroke and mainly uses a wheelchair. We are using the SaeboStep for walking to help with dragging her foot. It’s a great product.

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I am a huge advocate for the SaeboStep!

Thursday, November 7th, 2019


SaeboStep

I have been using the SaeboStep brace since about March 1st, 2019. I already wrote one testimonial about how great it has been for me and how it has allowed me to function and walk almost normally while I am wearing it. In addition to having Drop Foot I also recently had the TAVR procedure to replace my aortic heart valve. After having the successful procedure I was placed in a cardiac rehabilitation program where I am expected to exercise for 40 minutes 3 days per week in order to regain my stamina after being very sedentary for a long time due to both of my conditions. 

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How to Replace the Lace on your SaeboStep Brace: Step-by-Step Instructions

Henry Hoffman
Monday, October 7th, 2019


Replacing SaeboStep Lace

Looking to replace the adjustable lace on your SaeboStep? Watch this video for step-by-step instructions!

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I am amazed by the visible progress and I look forward to learning about what else they have to offer!

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019


I have been using Saebo equipment for approximately 5 years. First I used the SaeboStretch, secondly the SaeboFlex, followed by the SaeboGlove, and my newest product the SaeboStep.

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Our experience with SaeboStep has been amazing since the start!

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019


SaeboStep

Our experience with SaeboStep has been amazing since the start! Our son was injured in an accident and as a result, has drop foot. We have several expensive AFOs that he has used, but the SaeboStep has allowed him to walk normally and avoid embarrassment from wearing a brace that his teenage friends notice right away. After some months of wear, the boa on the first Saebo quit holding, so we purchased a second SaeboStep.

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The SaeboStep came to my rescue!

Thursday, May 16th, 2019


SaeboStep

I have recently developed ‘drop foot‘ causing me to become afraid of tripping and falling since I drag my foot when I walk. The doctor wanted to put me in an AFO device that was large and awkward. I knew that I would NEVER wear it, especially in the summer with shorts on. The SaeboStep came to my rescue! According to my doctors, it is not as safe and effective as a full AFO device but the difference is that I am actually USING this device every day and all day and it is serving its purpose. I am walking much better than previously and I have so much more confidence. I no longer drag my foot and fall and hurt myself which I already did once before.

Don’t misunderstand me, having drop foot SUCKS but the SaeboStep helps me a lot, I have been wearing it for a full week and I just ordered a second one to have on hand!!!!

Try it out for yourself and see what you think.

-David E.
Wilmette, IL

Reclaim Mobility With Leg Exercises For Stroke Recovery

Henry Hoffman
Monday, June 11th, 2018



Reclaim Mobility With Leg Exercises For Stroke Recovery - Stroke Recovery At Home Leg Exercises

 

Stroke recovery can be a long process. Managing the ongoing need to rebuild bodily control and strength after neurological damage is no easy task. Each year nearly 800,000 people in the United States alone will suffer from a stroke, leaving them with ongoing physical and neurological damage.

If you have suffered from a stroke, loss of balance and control can make standing and walking difficult. While outpatient stroke recovery therapy is vital to improving this problem, you can also continue improving after returning home with the help of these leg exercises for stroke recovery.

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It felt easier to walk and they enjoyed the low profile of the SaeboStep!

Friday, December 22nd, 2017


SaeboStep Tension Release Dial

My name is Katie and I am a pediatric physical therapist. I have long thought of Saebo as a company geared towards occupational therapy for rehab of the hand/arm. Recently, I attended an in-service by a Saebo rep where I learned about the SaeboStep. Our rep, Lanie noted that most clinics she has worked with have used the SaeboStep for post-stroke for helping with foot drop, so she was more than willing to let me have a trial to use with my pediatric population.

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Managing MS Related Foot Drop

Henry Hoffman
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017


Managing MS Related Foot Drop-blog

Being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a tremendous battle for anyone to face. MS is a chronic disease that damages nerves in the brain and spinal cord, and that destruction can cause a slew of other impairments, including something called foot drop.

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