Dictus Bands

Posted - June 2019 in Your Say

Has anyone else here tried Dictus Bands?

Dictus Band

Jason from Canada writes:

They were recommended to me recently by the clinic that I go to, and I purchased a pair.

They work really well to keep my toes from dropping, and allow for some flexibility, unlike the big stiff and Rigid AFO’s. But I also found that they are even more effective when combined with a semi-rigid wrap-around ankle stabilizer.

It’s far from a cure or anything like that, but I can honestly say it’s the best combination of user friendly and effectiveness that I have used as of yet.

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  1. Rick posted at 12:29 pm on 13 June 2019Reply

    Hi Jason
    I too have some Dictus Bands.
    They are good at helping with toe drop and I also staggered the hook placement in my shoelace eyelets to also provide me with a bit of help to straighten (rotate outwards) my feet while walking.
    I do a gym program which involves kneeling and they can be worn for that, I also have FES Walkaide units but find they work better than the Dictus Bands and are very expensive, but they don’t allow me to kneel as they are worn just below the knee and are a bit bulkier.

    Have you used the indoor part of the Dictus Bands?
    If so,how do you find them?
    Rick

  2. Wil posted at 11:28 am on 16 June 2019Reply

    I have used it, on and off, for a number of years now and always found to assist me when my footdrop was getting worse. It’s a simple but effective device and very affordable.

    I’d recommend it to anyone who has footdrop problems.

  3. lUCREZIA posted at 8:29 am on 20 June 2019Reply

    Great idea, I have ataxia 7 my foot size is 8, also a female. Does it matter what type of sneaker you wear? ❓

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