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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vera Khrakovsky
33 years experience Podiatry
What is a footdrop: Decrease or loss of muscle strength on the front of your leg due to nerve damage, causing inability to pull your toes/ foot up towards your leg, causi ... Read More
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Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Footdrop: Footdrop is weakness of the dorsiflexors of the ankle usually the anterior tibial muscle most commonly caused by entrapment of the peroneal nerve at t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reed
Dr. Mark Reed answered
32 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Foot drop is a neurological problem or a a pathology of the posterior tibial tendon in the foot that requires a medical evaluation by making an appoin ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
I have!: From a herniated disc in my lower back. But there are other causes of foot drop, and not all cases are so obvious. In mild cases, you just can't walk ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Leland
31 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Tendon transfers: Tendon transfer surgeries are an option to restore dorsiflexion in appropriate patients who are not tolerating brace wear. This can provide a very goo ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Wilkin
24 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Foot drop can be treated with exercise and strengthening the muscles. Also, an AFO splint can assist in lifting the foot. Surgery can be done, but is ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Depends on the etiology of the footdrop. May just require time. It is important to prevent contractures with a brace.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Leland
31 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Muscle stim brace: Dropfoot has various causes but results from the muscles that dorsiflex the ankle (primarily tibialis anterior) not functioning. This usually is cause ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Nerve involvement.: Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Surgical intervention may be of benefit in cases of spinal disc herniation. In case of trauma, others ma ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Leland
31 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
See below: Dropfoot has various causes but results from the muscles that dorsiflex the ankle (primarily tibialis anterior) not functioning. This usually is caus ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends how long: It has been there. Foot drop usually occurs from damage to the peroneal (or tibial nerve-same nerve, different generations name), or an injury up stre ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
18 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Foot drop usually refers to the inability to dorsiflex the foot (ie lift your ankle up) this can be associated with a variety of conditions. The mos ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Foot drop: Footdrop can be a complication of prolonged positioning in stirrups. The cause is prolonged pressure on a nerve in the foot. The body has a tremendous ... Read More
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