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Can people recieve disability for foot drop?

Can people recieve disability for foot drop?

No: A foot drop can be compensated for by an orthotic device. It may not even be a medically definable impairment, and if it were, it would probably be rated non-severe. ...Read more

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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What is foot drop?

What is foot drop?

Forefront weakness: Foot drop is when one cannot lift the forefoot up, thus dragging the toes. It is caused by nerve injury, spinal cord or brain injury, and by muscle weakness or paralysis. Treatment is of the underlying disorder and by splinting and bracing. ...Read more

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What causes foot drop?

What causes foot drop?

Nerve damage: It is usually due to nerve damage....most commonly from a stroke or injury to the lower back. Nerves are what make your muscles work. ...Read more

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What causes Foot drop?

What causes Foot drop?

Drop foot is caused by the malfunction of the anterior group muscles in the lower leg.: Hello,

Drop foot is caused by the malfunction of the anterior group muscles in the lower leg. This can be due to but not limited to damage/weakness to the Common Fibular nerve and its branches, damage to the Sciatic nerve (higher up along the nerve chain). There can also be metabolic and genetic causes to it. One notes a characteristic gait pattern with this disorder. ...Read more

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How is foot drop treated?

How is foot drop treated?

Depends on cause: If there is an underlying cause, such as a pinched nerve in the back or at the knee, then it should be addressed. Once that is done, additional treatment is supportive, with physical therapy and bracing as necessary to preserve mobility and function. ...Read more

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Is foot drop an emergency?

Is foot drop an emergency?

It can be.: Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Surgical intervention may be of benefit in cases of spinal disc herniation. In case of trauma, others may need repair or grafting of the nerve. For some the walkaide system, which is a functional electrical stimulation device, can be helpful. Others may benefit with a drop foot brace. Get evaluated and get the proper referrals. ...Read more

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Is foot drop permanent condition?

Is foot drop permanent condition?

Foot drop: It depends on what is causing the foot drop. But the most general answer, unfortunately, is yes it is permanent. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Foot drop?

What are the tests for Foot drop?

Initial steps: Would consider MRI of lumbar spines to R/O disc compression of L-5 nerve root, EMG to distinguish compression of sciatic or peroneal nerves, and based upon results perhaps series of blood studies looking for causation. However, involvement of spinal cord or brain, for example Multiple Sclerosis, could also present this way, and MRI imaging would guide the way. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Foot drop?

What are the symptoms of Foot drop?

Tripping: Inability to move your foot upwards (dorsiflexion). Frequent tripping over the affected foot. ...Read more

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Is there any solution for foot drop?

Is there any solution for foot drop?

Many options.: Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Surgical intervention may be of benefit in cases of spinal disc herniation. In case of trauma, others may need repair or grafting of the nerve. For some the walkaide system, which is a functional electrical stimulation device, can be helpful. Others may benefit with a drop foot brace. Get evaluated and get the proper referrals. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Foot drop?

What are the risk factors for Foot drop?

Multiple: Multiple causes. More commonly, peripheral neuropathy (polyneuropathy), prolonged bedrest, severe lumbar radiculopathy (large lumbar disc), lower leg trauma, compartment syndrome to lower leg. Numerous other causes and associations (diabetes, alcoholism, knee injuries), lumbar stenosis. Stroke usually can cause a similar problem, but usually not foot drop, rather equinus tone resembling FD. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Foot drop?

What are the complications of Foot drop?

Falling: Foot drop causes dragging of leg, and rather easy to trip and fall if gets caught. The patient is best advised to wear a supportive brace to keep foot elevated, but traditional cowboy boots can also help. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what is foot drop?

Can you please tell me what is foot drop?

Drop foot: The inability to properly lift the forefoot when walking causing abnormality in heel strike portion of gait. Most often caused by damage or disease to nerve damage or muscle weakness/damage. ...Read more

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What can lead to, or is associated with Foot drop?

What can lead to, or is associated with Foot drop?

The following cause or are associated with Foot drop:: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Primary lateral sclerosis.

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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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What is the definition or description of: foot drop?

What is the definition or description of: foot drop?

See below: It is a condition where the nerve and muscle are injured and will not allow control of the foot to be a smooth motion when walking but instead allows the foot to slap down or drop when walking. ...Read more

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Started new pill for mood. Foot drop. Will the nerve recover?

Started new pill for mood. Foot drop. Will the nerve recover?

Not associated: The drug and foot drop probably not associated
consult your physician. ...Read more

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What happens if I have a foot drop can I get in the military?

What happens if I have a foot drop can I get in the military?

I don't know: The regulations but would imagine it would be very hard. ...Read more

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Is the severity of foot drop linked to how likely it will be to cure it?

Is the severity of foot drop linked to how likely it will be to cure it?

Yes: If really severe from nerve trauma some cannot reain the use. An AFO brace may be your answer. ...Read more

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Can apinched nerve in lumbar4 cause foot drop? If yes, what can be done?

Can apinched nerve in lumbar4 cause foot drop? If yes, what can be done?

Foot drop: Foot drop is usually caused by pressure on Lumbar Nerve 5, but 5 percent of people have a shift up or down in which level of the spine affects which nerve. Pressure on the peroneal nerve usually near the knee can cause this as well. If not properly diagnosed or treated the weakness can be permanent and require bracing. If it is from the spine therapy and injections can often work without surgery ...Read more

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I have a foot drop for quiet sometime now and its getting worse day by day. How this can be treated?

I have a foot drop for quiet sometime now and its getting worse day by day. How this can be treated?

Get evaluation: There are many causes of foot drop- it is important that you are evaluated as soon as possible to determine the cause. Permanent damage to a nerve can occur if it is not taken care of. If you are left with foot drop, there are a variety of braces that can get you back to high level function. A physiatrist can prescribe one for you. ...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 that's why I can't walk properly what can I do?

I have a foot drop that's 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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Is foot drop associated with thrombosis?

Is foot drop associated with thrombosis?

No: Foot drop is a neuroligical condition that is not assocaited primarily with thrombosis. ...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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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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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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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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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

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


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