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Drop foot options?

Drop foot options?

Bracing: Regardless of the cause of your foot drop, (and there are many causes), you can help yourself with bracing. Bracing is an important first step to increase your safety when walking. There are also newer spring loaded braces and nerve stimulators that can be very helpful for foot drop. Ask your doctor for a referral to a physiatrist, aka a rehab doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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What is drop foot syndrome?

What is drop foot syndrome?

See below: It is where the muscles or nerve to the foot and leg are damaged and the toes cannot be lifted off the ground towards the leg without assistance. ...Read more

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What exactly is a 'drop foot'?

What exactly is a 'drop foot'?

Paralysis: Drop foot is due to either a paralysis of the muscles that lift your foot or a severe weakness of that muscle group. There are multiple causes. ...Read more

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What are the chances of recovery for drop foot?

What are the chances of recovery for drop foot?

Depends....: Recovery depends on a number of factors. One is what cuased the dropfoot. Another is how long ago it started. There are other things that facotr into it. I suggest seeing an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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Is drop foot curable?

Is drop foot curable?

Drop Foot: Depending on the cause of drop foot you may have some strength come back. If it is due to severe nerve damage, it is unlikely to improve, however. You should visit with a neurologist to assess the nerves and then with a podiatrist to fabricate an ankle-foot orthotic to support the weakened foot. ...Read more

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How to treat drop foot?

How to treat drop foot?

See a doctor: You may need a brace. Aggressive physical therapy may help. Why did it happen? Sometimes as a result of pressure on a nerve, if this is the cause, it is possible if the pressure is removed you may regain function. If it is a result of a stroke, this is something that will be much harder to treat and most cases end up with a brace. ...Read more

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Can a low B12 level cause drop foot?

Can a low B12 level cause drop foot?

No : B12deficiency causes problems in sensation and position sense. Foot drop come from problems in motor function; different parts ofnerves, different causes . Drop foot more commonly from sciatic or peroneal nerve problems, e g. Disc issues ( among others). ...Read more

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Any advice on drop-foot after delivery?

Any advice on drop-foot after delivery?

Physical therapy: You need aggressive physical therapy. The cause of drop foot is damage to the common peroneal nerve. This is the area were therapy needs to be directed to. Also some bracing may be needed to help you with walking. Hopefully this can be reversed, if not totally then partially. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be a cheerleader if you have drop foot?

Is it possible to be a cheerleader if you have drop foot?

Absolutely: It is absolutley possible to participate in cheerleading with a drop foot. You should not feel you are disabled from any sport! did you see the 2012 olympics? You can overcome just about anything with the proper training/ equipment / and coaching. Do not let negative people define you. Find those around you that will say yes you can and then help you figure out how to do it safely. ...Read more

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