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A 34-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to do too much pt for foot drop? it seems harder to move my foot when i am tired and i may have overdone it this week.

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Foot drop: The simple answer is yes. Fatigable weakness is common as you are recovering. Too much too often too soon may inhibit recovery. Especially if the axons or wires have been injured and new branches develop which are susceptible to injury. But, progressive strengthening is critical as you recover. It is a balancing act best managed with feedback to your therapist.
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
an athlete can overtrain
Aug 31, 2013
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Dr. Jimmy Bowen commented
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Provided original answer
Yes they can! Agree.
Aug 31, 2013
Dr. Marshall Solomon
Podiatry 48 years experience
Fatigue can be an is: Fatigue can be an issue if you over do it. You should follow your physical therapist recommendation for exercising.

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