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Footdrop (Definition)

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 most common are dorsiflexor injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, and stroke. Less common causes are neuropathies, ...Read more


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Please help! what is the best treatment for foot drop?

Please help! what is the best treatment for foot drop?

Depends: On why you got it. In some cases if you relieve the pressure on a compressed nerve that caused it then you can regain all motion, it could be secondary to a stroke, or other injury so obviously you would try and reverse the effect if possible but it is not always possible. Aggressive physical therapy is important as you might try and retrain as much as you can, other options include a brace. ...Read more

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My doughter has locomotor foot drop what treatment should I do?

My doughter has locomotor foot drop what treatment should I do?

Neurology, braces: If the neurology did all they could, the conservative measures could be very helpful in the form of bracing - the custom braces could be made relatively slim as long as the patient's weight permits. ...Read more

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Since from last four and half years I have foot drop. Is there is any treatment or equipment to help me out.

Since from last four and half years I have foot drop. Is there is any treatment or equipment to help me out.

Foot drop: An ankle foot orthoses (afo) would be helpful to you when you walk. Physical therapy could be beneficial. There are surgeries that would fuse joints and stabilise the leg. ...Read more

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West nile treatment for symptoms : r leg wekness and foot drop?

West nile treatment for symptoms : r leg wekness and foot drop?

Rehabilitation: In rare instances, west nile viral infections can cause brain damage that can lead to weakness. Although improvement can continue for months if not years, some of the impairment can be permanent. Initially, physical therapy should be initiated to maintain flexibility and improve strength. Bracing can stabilize the foot. Depending on the degree of damage, tendon transfers and fusion may help. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for athlete's foot?

Are there any alternative treatments for athlete's foot?

Soap and water: Many times washing and drying your feet well and daily can clear up a mild case of athlete's foot. Over the counter topical antifungals are usually quite successful if used consistently. Dr l. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

Diabetic Foot Treat: Do not try to treat a diabetic foot infection with home remedies without at least having a professional observing as the consequences of an unsuccessful treatment can mean hospitalization, amputation or overwhelming sepsis and death. There are over 4000+ wound care products that are available so even among professionals, opinions vary. Attention to underlying causes of the ulceration are paramount. ...Read more

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I have fungus under some of my toe nails. Are there alternative treatments (home) to get rid of it?

I have fungus under some of my toe nails. Are there alternative treatments (home) to get rid of it?

Maybe?: The reason you hear so many different treatments for toenail fungus is because there is no perfect, sure-fire treatment that works 100% of the time. I've seen vaporub work, as well as other natural oil remedies, but rarely. You can also try laser therapy, antifungal creams, paints, or even oral medications if your doctor deems you healthy enough to take them. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments available for heel, knee joint pain other than pain meds?

Are there alternative treatments available for heel, knee joint pain other than pain meds?

Periostitis of os..: If inflammation causes the pain, it should be eliminated. The most common cause for heel specific pain is "periostitis of the os calcus, or heel bone. An appropriate cortisone should bring rapid relief. Then look for the causes. The family of spondyloarthopathies is most likely factorial the layman's term for heel pain is stone bruise." in reiter's syndrome, it was called "lover's heels!". ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?

What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?

A couple: Antiinflammatories both oral and topical, msm, glucosamine, physical therapy, braces. Stretching of achilles tendon and plantar fascia for heel and quads and hamstrings for the knee. Accupunture is an option as well. ...Read more

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Degernative disk disease and foot drop, what to do?

Degernative disk disease and foot drop, what to do?

Foot drop: This needs attention as there is a nerve being compressed as already stated . See your orthopedist or neurologist for help ...Read more

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Can an electromyography detect the cause of foot drop?

Can an electromyography detect the cause of foot drop?

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 certified lab could certainly differentiate. ...Read more

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I have a foot drop thats why i can't walk properly what can I do?

I have a foot drop thats why i can't walk properly what can I do?

See Physician: Such s podiatrist or orthopedist. Neurologist may be helpful depending on cause. You proably need a ankle/foot orthotic or brace. ...Read more

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Can I have my ankle fused. I have a foot drop condition?

Can I have my ankle fused. I have a foot drop condition?

Try bracing: U can get a brace that mimics what u will b like with a fused ankle. Even b 4 this try a drop foot brace, there are a few 2 choose from. From a polypropylene shoe insert 2 a spring loaded foot drop brace. If this helps and u r happy, ur done. Proceed 2 a brace that mimics the fusion. Nothing risked ; nothing permanent like a fusion. ...Read more

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What are the best women's shoes for someone w/foot drop (1/5)?

What are the best women's shoes for someone w/foot drop (1/5)?

Brand names: Won't do you much good, but a style to which a lift can be added, or with room for a dropfoot brace, if you have one of those, would typically be best, . ...Read more

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Why does my left foot drop when I walk?

Why does my left foot drop when I walk?

Many causes: There are many causes for foot drop, including brain injury, spinal cord damage, pinched nerve in the back, pinched nerve at the knee, disruption of the nerve-muscle junction, or muscle damage. A neurologist can help to narrow down possible causes and guide further treatment. ...Read more

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I have foot drop/ drop foot neurological, what to do?

I have foot drop/ drop foot neurological, what to do?

Foot drop: You should see a rehab physician for orthotics and exercises to improve your function. You can also see a neurologist to figure out the underlying cause for foot drop. ...Read more

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Please explain foot drop after disc prolapse surgery ?

Please explain foot drop after disc prolapse surgery ?

See a Neuorologist: Nerve to muscle might have been affected, see your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes foot drop? I just had a vaginal hysterectomy.

What causes foot drop? I just had a vaginal hysterectomy.

Nerve palsy: When the patient is positioned for a vaginal hysterectomy care is taken to prevent pressure on the nerves, especially those just below the knee on the outer aspect of the upper calf. If undue pressure does occur to those particular nerves, foot drop can occur - that could be temporary, but it is possible to have a permanent palsy. ...Read more

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Should I get tested for multiple sclerosis? I have foot drop sometimes.

Should I get tested for multiple sclerosis? I have foot drop sometimes.

See answer below: Foot drop may occur due to injury of a nerve root or peripheral nerve. It also can occur due to injury of central nervous system pathways (brain and spinal cord), but usually has specific abnormalities in addition which can be identified on examination. Certain diagnostic studies can be ordered based on your exam findings to better define the cause of foot drop. ...Read more

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Since my vaginal hysterectomy I have foot drop how do I deal with this?

Since my vaginal hysterectomy I have foot drop how do I deal with this?

Neuro and P.T.: If you have not seen a neurologist, you probably should. Physical therapy will also likely be quite helpful in regaining function. ...Read more

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When I am walking barefoot, i walk on my tiptoes. Have you heard of foot drop in a nineteen year old?

When I am walking barefoot, i walk on my tiptoes. Have you heard of foot drop in a nineteen year old?

Tiptoes: What you are doing is called toe walking . As you are 32 , I have to assume that isn't you. Drop foot can occur at any age and is a neurological problem, usually. ...Read more

Foot Drop (Definition)

Foot drop is a condition when a nerve and muscle in the foot are injured, preventing a person from having normal upward flexion of the food, thus allowing the foot to drop or ...Read more