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Drop foot

Foot drops are caused by the fact that the body is unable to control the right muscles. The muscles are controlled by nerves. The foot has got its name from the “clap” that is heard when the person puts his foot on the ground, after raising his foot.

What is a drop foot?

With a drop foot you are no longer able to move the foot up. The drop foot gets its name from the fact that people can no longer lift the foot properly when walking. The foot is lifted and will land flat on the floor with a “blow”. Hence the term foot drop. Foot drop is caused by less functioning nerves.

Foot drops are caused by the fact that the body is unable to control the right muscles. The muscles are controlled by nerves. Often a connection cannot be made to the muscles because the nerve can be affected. If the nerve is affected, the foot will no longer rise.




GO Medical GO Medical folding foot brace

GO Medical folding foot brace

The GO Medical Drop Foot Brace is an elastic bandage that is worn around the ankle during a foot lift paresis (drop foot). Never get stuck with your foot again! Never stumble again! Now temporarily priced very competitively!

€69,95 €34,95

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GO Medical GO Medical Folding Foot Brace Shoeless Bandage

GO Medical Folding Foot Brace Shoeless Bandage

This shoeless bandage for the GO Medical Dropfoot Brace is an accessory, so that you can walk better without wearing shoes with the GO Medical Dropfoot Brace. Now temporarily 50% discounted!

€39,95 €19,95

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Ossur Össur Rebound Foot Up Klapvoet Brace
Ossur Ossur Rebound Foot Up Shoeless Bandage Klapvoetbrace
Orliman Boxia Folding Foot Foot-up Orthosis

Boxia Folding Foot Foot-up Orthosis

The Boxia is a light and dynamic bandage for people with a drop foot. The ergonomic design and the optional accessories make the Boxia one of the most comfortable folding foot bandages on the market.


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Orliman Boxia Shoeless Folding Foot Bandage

Boxia Shoeless Folding Foot Bandage

Thanks to this shoeless bandage, it is possible to wear the Boxia foot brace even without a lace-up shoe or even without a shoe. Please note: this is an accessory for the Boxia foot brace!


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Orliman Boxia calf bandage
Orliman Boxia shoe attachment
Ossur Ossur Foot-up dropfoot Orthosis

Ossur Foot-up dropfoot Orthosis

The Foot-Up is a lightweight ankle-foot orthosis that provides dynamic lift and support for your drop foot (dropfoot) or similar complaints in which the foot lifter functions less effectively.


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Orliman Boxia Plus dropfoot brace

Boxia Plus dropfoot brace

The Boxia Plus from Orliman is a One-Hand-On dropfoot brace that can be pulled on with one hand. Bilateral, suitable for right and left! Nowhere cheaper to obtain!


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Orliman Boxia Shoe Mount Hooks

Boxia Shoe Mount Hooks

These hooks are specially developed for the Boxia Klapvoet Bandage. These hooks are worn in the lace holes of your shoe. Also ideal for loafers, the solution with a drop foot.


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Cause foot drop - how does a drop foot come about?

Foot drop can be the cause of several factors. The most important and main factor of a drop foot is the control of the nerves. A foot drop often occurs due to damage to the nerve in the lower leg (nerve peroneus). This often happens due to trauma, sitting for long periods and often cross-legged or sitting for a long time (while working).
When the nerve becomes pinched or narrowed (stenosis), the signals cannot be propelled to the foot and this can also cause a drop foot. In addition, it is possible that the nerve has been damaged during surgery.


  • Difficult or impossible to lift the foot and toes
  • Pain in the instep and the front lower leg
  • Tingling in the foot
  • Numbness in the foot

Foot drop treatment

The best way to treat a drop foot is to relieve direct pressure on the nerve. Adjusting the body posture and changing habits is often enough to deal better with a drop foot. Furthermore, there are several exercises to train control / sensation over ankle / foot. Let yourself be informed by a physiotherapist from ProBrace . The drop foot usually recovers within two to three months, but in some cases the drop foot will never disappear. In case of severe weakness or complete paralysis, a combination of physiotherapy with targeted training in combination with a brace / bandage offers the solution.

A drop foot splint, brace, bandage or EVO   is an aid that prevents your foot from 'hanging' during the swing phase of the gait or folding down when the heel bone makes contact with the ground (heel leg landing phase). Drop foot braces and bandages are only used for people with weakened foot lifters and a mild drop foot, the AFOs (ankle foot orthosis), on the other hand, are used more for heavy drop foot, heavier injuries and combinations with spasticity. Different variants are available; from very simple to advanced:

  • Ossur Foot-up - An example of an extremely simple yet effective drop foot bandage is the Óssur Foot-Up . This is a bandage, suitable for mild foot lifter pareses that can be easily attached between the shoe and the ankle. Unlike other products that have to be placed in the shoe.
  • We also have a Boxia Foot-Up . The Foot-up does not have to be measured by an orthopedic instrument maker, but you can easily do this yourself. See the size chart with the product.
  • Another option is the Boxia folding foot orthosis from the Orliman brand. Just like the ossur foot-up, you do not need to have this drop foot brace measured by an orthopedic instrument maker, but you can simply measure it yourself using the size chart at the bottom of this page .