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Drop foot and Norexia

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Where there is: Nerve damage, most often to the peroneal nerve, sometimes to part of the sciatic nerve that will branch to become the peroneal nerve. There is then we ... Read More
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Dr. Brent Rubin
41 years experience Podiatry
Foot drop: Foot drop is from an injury to a nerve. It has multiple causes and can be from trauma or from a multitude of medical conditions.
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Dr. Rolando Melendez
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The definition: Is when the patient is unable to dorsiflex the ankle joint. Nerve injuries or congenital reason at the peripheral and/or central system are reasons t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Nerve injury: Nerve injury will create foot drop.
Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
Usually: It's a problem with the common peroneal nerve, located just along the side and below the knee, but it can also come from a nerve compression in the lo ... Read More
Dr. Karim Badawy
8 years experience Podiatry
Weakness: Hello, Weakness located in the anterior leg muscles cause drop foot. Usually due to damage to the common fibular nerve or sciatic nerve, can also be ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: It is where the muscles or nerve to the foot and leg are damaged and the toes cannot be lifted off the ground towards the leg without assistance.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
A problem with : A nerve which causes the foot to not function properly, so that the foot will no longer extend upwards and it will now sometimes drag on the floor as ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
15 years experience Podiatry
Paralysis: Drop foot is due to either a paralysis of the muscles that lift your foot or a severe weakness of that muscle group. There are multiple causes.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
18 years experience Podiatry
Depends: I would recommend PT. That really helps and I have seen people recover. The degree of recovery varies as some people fully recover and some partially. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Maybe....: Drop foot may be curable, and in many cases is effectively treated. Treatments range from bracing to surgery. I suggest that you see an orthopedic foo ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See a PT: It would be best to see a physical therapist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Haber
36 years experience Neurology
Likely: If absolutely no improvement in 1 yr, then it is unlikely to improve further.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Depends....: Recovery depends on a number of factors. One is what cuased the dropfoot. Another is how long ago it started. There are other things that facotr i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
14 years experience Podiatry
Type): There is a need for more information to answer this.
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