MS Connection Blog


Drag and Drop: Running with Foot Drop & AFOs

Blog Summary

Drag and drop is a function that makes our computing lives easier. But what if that function is part of your everyday physical life? In other words, your foot drags and drops, and you fall if you’re not quick enough to catch yourself. This condition is called “foot drop,” and it’s a common symptom of MS that compromises mobility.
It triggers fear of falling and has potential to cause serious injury. Fortunately, there are devices that can help mitigate foot drop and keep a person upright even during exercises like running. One of these is the ankle-foot orthosis (AFO). And for those living with MS, like the resilient people we talked to below, the AFO helped them continue their passion for exercise...

Run a Myelin My Shoes

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We are “Run a Myelin My Shoes” (RAMMS), a team of 96 people from 25 U.S. states and 16 nations. 49 of us live with multiple sclerosis (MS); 47 are our support heroes. On October 21, 2018 we came together from every continent across the globe to participate in the Detroit Marathon. This is our story. “If you had one shot Or one opportunity To seize everything you ever wanted In one moment Would you capture it? Or just let it slip?”...