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Alternative Treatments 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since from last four and half years I have foot drop. Is there is any treatment or equipment to help me out.
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When I am walking barefoot, i walk on my tiptoes. Have you heard of foot drop in a nineteen year old?
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