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Drop Foot And Taxol
Yes: If this is a new symptom it warrants evaluation today. There are several possible neurologic causes some of which are more serious than others. If this is an ongoing and intermittent issue the list of possible cause changes a little but it still should be evaluated soon to prevent further neurologic decline. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The definition: Is when the patient is unable to dorsiflex the ankle joint. Nerve injuries or congenital reason at the peripheral and/or central system are reasons that can cause drop foot But injuries to the anterior tibial tendon due to tendon tear or avulsion fracture can cause a drop foot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually: It's a problem with the common peroneal nerve, located just along the side and below the knee, but it can also come from a nerve compression in the lower back. In mild cases, all you can't do is walk on your heels, but in severe cases, you're unable to raise your foot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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