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Can foot drop caused by alcohol be reversed and if so how long does it take

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Varies.: But mainly, until you sober up!

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Neuropathy: Alcohol induced neuropathy isn't cured but rehabbed and maintained. At this time, there isn't a cure but obviously stopping alcohol consumption is a ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
51 years experience Podiatry
Nerve decompression: Possibly, with decompression of the common peroneal nerve, if not longstanding.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Peripheral Neuropath: You likely have peripheral neuropathy caused by B12 deficiency. This causes death to the axon fibers of the nerve and this can be a long recovery proc ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Without an exam?: Who knows if in your blackout you injured your foot? Without an examination there is very little we can offer you here. If the injury does not quick ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
It may not go away: Need to find out if had anything to do with the surgery...Or if developed the foot drop and why......I would see a neurologist and have emg/ncv tests ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Physical therapy: Intensive physical therapy offers best chance.
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Surely: From your description, could be due to lumbar L-5 root compression, but your foot drop could even be due to peroneal nerve compression. EMG done in c ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
EBM vs anecdotal : We try to practice evidence-based medicine whenever possible but sometimes we just don't have proof (and may never). For instance, we have no randomiz ... Read More
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Frania
27 years experience Podiatry
Nerve issue: Can be caused by many things including; diabetes , a nerve compression injury or a pinched nerve i your back. See a neurologist.
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