A 18-year-old female asked:
if i have drop foot and flat feet will i get orthotic insoles or orthotic braces?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Jeffrey Kass answered
27 years experience Podiatry
Brace: An orthotic won't help with a foot drop as it is a device that runs under the foot. The brace part extends up the leg and hence can help lift up the foot as the leg extends forward.
Answered on Oct 28, 2012
A Verified Doctor answered
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Braces --- hope NO!: 18 y/o, confirm the drop foot? I treat peripheral nerve issues and have found that drop foot is most likely cause by 1 or 2 issues. Nerve or muscles. Treatments with massage, acupuncture, heat, stretching and pt will make it clear which it is. If it gets better it is myofascial if there is no change it is the nerve. Not unless the nerve was cut with a knife it will be treatable. Flat feet same.
Answered on Oct 27, 2012
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