Foot drop, or drop foot is a common illness that inhibits you from walking and performing daily activities properly. People with foot drop often have trouble putting pressure on the front part of their foot, thus causing them to raise their knees as they walk - like walking up a flight of stairs. Foot drop can be caused by several debilitating factors. Here's a list of some of the most common foot drop diagnosis:
9 year old Ezra Frech was born with one left hand finger and a curved left leg. After having surgery at two and removing his left leg, the doctors replaced it with a prosthetic leg. In order for him to use his left arm, they took his left big toe and attached it to his left hand. Although Ezra has his down days, he's chosen to rise above his circumstances and live positively, by using sports as his outlet.
We believe in enabling you to do the things you already enjoy doing - like spending time with the people you care about, keeping active in recreational activities and working to provide for your family. That's why you should consider buying orthopedic shoes if you're experiencing foot pain. Investing in these shoes can drastically impact your happiness, stress level and mobility. They not only alleviate pain and provide comfort, but also give you the support and energy you need to stay active in normal day to day activities. Here's 5 reasons why we think orthopedic shoes provide lifelong benefits.
If you're in need of prosthetics you'll want to read this. The Medicare administration recently announced it will be making drastic negative changes impacting ALL prosthetic patients. Medicare is now only providing outdated technology and supplies that haven't been used since the 1970s. This step back in technology is dangerous and inefficent. Medicare is essentially making it impossible for diabetics, seniors and amputees to have access to all of the advanced prosthetic technology we've discovered over the last 40 years that have lead to productive and happier lives.
We love to follow inspirational stories here at New Hope! This is one that caught our eye seeing as it's summer and many people are going to the beach for vacation. Scott Schroeder decides to go scuba diving with his family, but he has a different reason for doing this fun activity.
There are many reasons that some people may need orthotics, but there are four foot conditions we feel are important to know about.