I am a 39 year-old male with AMN and associated walking difficulties. My specialist suggested that I try FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) in order to see if it makes walking easier. This involves placing pads on my legs in order to stimulate the muscle on the front of my shin when I walk so I pick up my feet better. After 3 consultations, I have had the system about half a week so far and while it appears to work (the electric current certainly picks up my feet), I find continuous use becomes uncomfortable relatively quickly (a few minutes) and thus I am not sure if it actually helps much.
Has anyone else on here tried this treatment? Did it help? Do you still use it and if so in which situations do you find it most useful?