The Richie Brace and Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

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Affecting 1 in 2,500

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a rare, inherited and currently incurable neurological disorder affecting approximately 1 in 2,500 people. It is characterised by a progressive loss of muscle tissue and touch sensation across various parts of the body.

The first symptom of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is usually foot drop, a gait abnormality characterised by an impaired ability to raise the foot at the ankle, resulting in a persistent dropping of the forefoot when walking. 

A life changer

The following is an example of foot drop caused by Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. The Richie Brace can be life-changing for people whose ability to walk has been impaired by Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

Prescribing the Richie Brace

The following is the same patient wearing a customised Richie Brace on both feet. The podiatrists at Foot Health Clinic are experienced in prescribing the Richie Brace for people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, as well as other chronic, painful foot or ankle conditions.

If you have Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and feel you might benefit from the Richie Brace, contact us for a comprehensive foot and ankle assessment.

ABOUT US

Foot Health Clinic is one of Brisbane's leading kids, family and active adventurers podiatry clinics. We are recognised Foot and Ankle Professionals.  

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Samford Central Shopping Centre, Cnr Mt Glorious Rd & Mary Ring Dr
Samford Village QLD 4520

+61 7 3289 6050

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