I am a 78 year old retired Plastic Surgeon. I had a major back surgery 9 years ago with total success. Post-surgery, I noted there was a burning in both feet and the surgeon said it could not be repaired. Over the next few years, I was told I had Peripheral Neuropathy, etiology unknown. The burning went away, but I had complete numbness resulting in loss of balance that slowly developed into full blown problems that were debilitating. After two years, my EMG showed destruction of the axons and myelin.
I have been using the WalkJoy for several months now and am thrilled with the results that have been fabulous. I play golf 6 days a week with amazing balance, improving my game and I am using the treadmill with increasing speed. Socially I feel more comfortable in movies and getting up from a table. My general walking has increasing length of strides and my improved balance is life changing for me. I am grateful for the wonderful way my active life has improved.
I sincerely hope more neurologists are made aware of the WalkJoy product to make their patient's lives much better.
Larry R. MD FACS Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Muscle strength and stamina are returning
When WalkJoy arrived, my husband was a bit skeptical but willing to give them a try. After wearing them for one full day, I noticed he had them on under his pajamas when evening arrived. I started to point out that he shouldn't wear them to bed, but he informed me he just wanted to "enjoy" them as long as possible while he was awake. After experiencing nearly 20 years of increasing debilitation due to peripheral neuropathy, he was thrilled to feel the sense of balance and control that WalkJoy gave him!
Three full weeks have passed now and he has not used his electric scooter once! He relies solely on his walker and cane without fear of falling. With each day of renewed confidence in his balance and stability, he has been able to increase his walking and exercise activities. As a result, both his muscle strength and stamina are slowly returning.
WalkJoy is an excellent product with the potential to change lives! We are so grateful to have been introduced to it.
John and CeCe H. Santa Barbara, CA
My Dad. . . has not fallen EVEN ONCE!
"My Dad could not be more happy with the WalkJoy after a little more than three months of use. He has not fallen EVEN ONCE! Daddy is very active and walks outdoors every day. He is now back to walking almost a mile down our local road, as well as back and forth from his tractor shed (about 100 yards from the house) many times all day long. All of his leg and foot wounds have healed (I do not know if it is from the correct walking posture or just from not tripping and falling) and he is able to do so much more of what he likes every day.
A funny story from last night: I was talking with my Mom and when my Dad was taking off the WalkJoy last night he found he only had on ONE. After a short panic attack, my Mom and Dad searched the house without finding it. Then my Mom and dogs walked a mile down the road (a very quiet country road) with flashlight looking to see if she could find where it fell off. After searching the roadway, then the tractor shed, then walking the pathway between the house and shed several times, my Dad goes back to the master bathroom----where he finds the WalkJoy laying on the floor of the bathroom. They were able to laugh about it last night, but they were in a serious panic over not being able to find it. It shows how much they respect the WalkJoy and my Dad does not want to be without them.
Thanks again for bringing so much Joy to my Mom, Dad and our Family. Good luck and let me know if I can ever help you."
Robert D. Houston, TX
I am able to move with greater ease and balance
I have been using Walk Joy
for about 6 weeks. I have peripheral neuropathy so my feet cannot feel
the ground. This has caused me to have poor balance even though I have
had balance training in physical therapy.
As soon as I started using WalkJoy my balance improved noticeably. Smooth, shiny floors (usually marble) have long been a challenge for me, but no longer. I can now comfortably walk on these floors. I have also begun to walk my dog again. I am not as afraid of falling and am more assured when I walk.
I had been frustrated because there is no treatment for the loss of sensation caused by peripheral neuropathy and was thrilled when I learned about WalkJoy. Thanks to Walk Joy I am able to move with greater ease and balance.
Janice C. Falls Church, VA
I feel more stable and in control
My first reaction. . . was astonishment"My first reaction to trying out the WalkJoy units was astonishment. Within about a dozen paces, I was walking with an almost normal gait. All without feeling anything detectable from the units.
I am 92 years old and have had idiopathic peripheral neuropathy for at least the past dozen years. I have fallen a few times, and I have to watch my feet when I walk. My excellent physical therapist found that I still have some proprioception (muscle sense) available in my feet, and exercises have helped improve my balance.
The improvement when using WalkJoy is clear and almost immediately evident to me. I now wear them most of the day, every day. There is a temporary residual effect when I take them off, and it takes almost an hour before my walking gait deteriorates. WalkJoy is an excellent product, but it is not, I repeat, not a cure. My balance tests show that my proprioception is still faulty – especially when I try to stand, unsupported with my eyes closed. Don't expect miracles."
Bill T. Sarasota, FL