Ossur Foot Up Foot Drop Support
Ossur Foot Up Foot Drop Support is a lightweight ankle-foot orthosis that offers dynamic support for drop foot, peroneal neuropathies and dysfunctional gait plus other similar complaints. This revolutionary support provides visible improvement in gait by supporting the foot the moment it is raised. What's Included? 1 x Support 1 x Elastic Strap (Attached to the Support) 1 x Plastic Tongue Strap Fitting 1 x Set of Instructions Quick Links
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Fitting Instructions for the Ossur Foot Drop Support
The Ossur Foot Drop Support requires care and attention when it comes to fitting. It is important you follow these instructions to avoid a poorly fitting brace.
Fitting the Basic Version
1. Start by measuring the circumference of your ankle to find the correct size for you.
2. Next, apply the ankle strap with the narrow hook and loop strip at the bottom. Then, place the ankle strap above the widest part of the ankle and fasten tightly.
3. Place the inlay between the tongue and shoelaces and pull the strap between lace lines.
4. Correct the ankle strap and the inlay by pushing the two parts of the quick-acting closure together as indicated in picture four.
Fitting the Shoeless Version
The Ossur Foot Up can be worn without shoes. If you wish to purchase the attachment that allows you to use this version without shoes, please click the link below:
1. Start by measuring the circumference of the foot immediately behind the ball of the foot.
2. Apply the ankle strap with the hook and loop strip at the bottom. Fasten the strap tightly without constricting the ankle.
3. Place the shoeless bandage immediately behind the ball of the foot so that the button rests on top as demonstrated in image three.
4. Lastly, connect the ankle strap and inlay by pushing the two parts of the closure system together.
See for Yourself
If you're more of a visual learner, you can watch instructions on how to fit your Foot Up below:
VIDEO Sizing Information for the Ossur Foot Up Foot Drop Support
The Ossur Foot Drop is available in three different sizes. To find the right one for you and your foot, simply measure the circumference of your ankle and refer to the table below:
Size Ankle Circumference (cm) Medium 18 - 21cm Large 22 - 26cm Extra Large 27 - 33cm How Does the Ossur Foot Up Help Me Walk?
Designed to counter the effects of drop-foot, the Ossur Foot Up is well suited for people that are suffering from neurological impairments such as a stroke or a condition such as Charcot Marie Tooth. For more information, please watch the video below:
VIDEO Breathable, Secure Comfort
The Ossur Foot Up Foot Drop Support features two separate parts; a cushioned ankle wrap, comprised of three breathable layers of material, and a plastic inlay that fits discretely between the tongue and laces of a shoe.
The plastic inlay fastens to the ankle wrap with a strong elastic strap and quick-release clip for ease of use. This design also makes the Ossur Foot Up Foot Drop Support very discrete when wearing it with materials that are kind to the skin.
Add-On for Shoeless Use
Ossur Foot Up Shoeless Add-on is available and is designed to be used with the Foot Up Support, providing dorsiflexor support when wearing no shoes. It is comprised of a robust and comfortable slim band that fits around the foot so the Foot Up Drop Foot Support can be attached to it. Features and Benefits Provides support for sufferers of drop foot Cushioned ankle wrap made of breathable three layers Can be worn comfortably for long periods of time Plastic inlay fits discreetly between the tongue and laces of the shoe Practically invisible when worn with shoes Easy to fit for a comfortable wearing experience Available in black or beige colours Plastic inlays are available separately What Are the Causes of Foot Drop?
The root cause of the overwhelming majority of foot-drop cases is an instability, weakness or injury to the muscles sitting at the front of the leg. These muscles control upward movement which can become inhibited in the event of damage or neurological impairment.
Drop foot can also be traced back to a number of neurological conditions like:
Myositis Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy Stroke Nerve Damage Can You Recover From Foot Drop?
The good news is that you can make a full recovery from foot drop if the prognosis of this underlying condition is good. If it isn't, you can manage your condition using a combination of physiotherapy and posturing aids.
Thankfully, products like the Ossur Foot Up offer an incredible prognosis for recovery. Whilst there is no guaranteed cure for foot drop, the Ossur Foot Up effortlessly works to strengthen muscles and align tendons and ligaments to give you the best possible chance of relieving pain and increasing your mobility and range of motion naturally.
What If the Foot Up Does Not Fit My Shoe?
For open shoes, or shoes without laces, it is possible to use the
shoeless add-on to achieve a secure and comfortable fit. Indications for Use of the Ossur Foot Up Foot Drop Support
The Ossur Foot Up Foot Drop Support is suitable for the following:
Drop foot Weak dorsiflexors Peroneal neuropathies Dysfunctional gait Please Note: If you suffer from sensitive skin or are at risk of skin ulcerations or infections, you should consult a medical professional before using the product.