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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.

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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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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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