Electronic Leg Device Helps Stroke Survivor Regain Mobility

Electronic Leg Device Helps Stroke Survivor Regain Mobility

Emma Bech43-year-old Emma Bech has four children and is a teaching assistant who recently recovered from a devastating stroke. Bech wondered how she continue her work standing on her feet after she was left paralyzed down her right side after a severe stroke she suffered three years ago.

Bech couldn’t walk, speak, feed or even dress herself. Doctors couldn’t find an answer for her condition, until little by little Bech was able to regain her mobility thanks to in part of an electronic device worn around leg.

According to Daily Mail, 3000,000 stroke survivors have a form of a disability which is in Emma’s case drop foot. Drop foot makes walking difficult and injury risks greater to the foot.  ‘I could feel sensation in my foot, but couldn’t control it properly,’ says Emma.

When working or engaged in daily activity, it is important to select the proper shoes for your health. If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, consulting a podiatrist like Dr. Donald C. Stran, DPM of Houston Foot and Ankle is highly recommended.  Dr. Stran can treat your injury and provide you with the care you need to keep your feet healthy at work.

Working on Your Feet

Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions by:

Positive Changes

Negative heeled shoe – choosing this shoe places the heel slightly lower than the ball of the foot.

Go barefoot – our feet were not designed to be enclosed for hours, or all day. Try allowing yourself to expose your feet to air.

Eliminate Pain

Foot Exercises – performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and stretches is beneficial. This will allow increased blood flow to the area and muscles of the foot.

Achilles tendon – stretching the foot out flat on the floor, will relax the calf muscles and tendon. These exercises can be performed almost anywhere.

If you have any questions, contact one of our offices located in Friendswood, TX; Missouri City, TX; and Lake Jackson, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.


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