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Causes Of Bilateral 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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
EBM vs anecdotal: We try to practice evidence-based medicine whenever possible but sometimes we just don't have proof (and may never). For instance, we have no randomized double-blind placebo-controlled evidence that people w/parachute jumping from an airplane live more than those who jump w/o parachute. Yet, we always use parachutes! So if B12 helps you, and there's no downside, i'd say keep using it.
I have recently developed foot drop and I'm currently on remicade (infliximab). Can remicade (infliximab) cause this?
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Need a 2nd MRI after foot drop.1st MRI shows protuding disc l5s1.Will this show cause of drop or just rule out other causes? Had 1 failed nerve drop
Can a l5s1 herniation cause foot drop even though there is no clear cause showing on the mri? Doc has said its snug but within norms. Any suggestions?
Not likely: L5/s1 spinal nerve roots typically innervate the muscles to the bottom of side of the foot. To have foot drop usually entails weakness to the muscles to the top of the foot (ex, neurogenic, infectious, polio, etc). A herniation will not increase muscle strength to the bottom of the foot, so it's unlikely that herniation from l5/s1 will cause overpowering of bottom foot muscles.
Not typically: Vitamin B12 along with vitamin b6 and Folic Acid have a crucial role in nerve function. Low or high levels of vitamin B12 can cause symptoms affecting the nervous system; however, to have a one-sided foot drop and a mono neuritis (one nerve) multiplex is not as common - it's usually systemic (overall). Talk to your primary care physician for a complete work-up, a possible referral to neurology.See 1 more doctor answer
How can they determine if my foot drop is being caused by my Ms or Spinal Stenosis? I am having an EMG done in Sept. Will this help tell which one?
Quite simple: If you have spinal stenosis, your L-5 nerve root may well be compressed, but alternatively, you could even possess a peroneal nerve problem. An EMG can clarify totally, and if negative, the foot drop would be more likely due to spinal cord involvement in MS. If the latter, you should be treated for a relapse.See 2 more doctor answers
Can a nerve block on s1 cause foot drop? My gp and pysio think this is cause of my drop but consultant doesn't agree even though MRI shows no causes?
Doc doesn't think l5s1 protusion is cause of back/leg pain\foot drop. Says must be nuero. What are the pos diagnoses. Ie nuero option with same symptoms?
Ncs and emg show no specific nerve issue, MRI shows l5s1 disc hern. But doesn't show cause of foot drop. Back and leg pain persist. What next?
Clinical discussion: Time for a face to face meeting with your doctor and an explanation of the cause of your l-5 or peroneal issues. Could this truly be coming from brain or spinal cord instead, and should those areas be imaged via mri?
Back\leg pain11week, 3rd bout in 12m.Mri shows l5s1protusion, doesn't show foot drop cause. Nerve block didn't work. Nuero did emg\normal. Is discectomy next?
Definite option: If you have failed an appropriate course of conservative care, a microdiscectomy is a reasonable option. Check out dpine-health. Com. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
Back/leg pain, foot drop\toes tingle. Mri inconclusive for disc cause. Ref to neuro for testing.3rd relapse, could MS be a cause of symptoms?
Drop foot: Ms is not the only cause of a drop foot deformity. Muscle weakness is possibly from nerve damage which has many causes. You should research other symptoms of ms and the testing/treatments and talk to neurologist about any symptoms you have to help diagnose/ resolve problems. Consider other more urgent causes such as stroke or cva.See 1 more doctor answer