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Foot Drop (Overview)

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 slap down when walking.


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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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Foot Drop (Overview)

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 slap down when walking.


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What is the treatment for footdrop?

What is the treatment for footdrop?

Bracing/surgery: Dropfoot has various causes but results from the muscles that dorsiflex the ankle (primarily tibialis anterior) not functioning. This usually is caused by a nerve dysfuntion. In some cases it is reversible if the nerve can recover. Therapy, brace and surgery (tendon transfers) options exist. An orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist can describe the various treatment options. ...Read more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between the toes after your shower or bath
Daily
Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
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Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist is symptoms persist or do not improve
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Anyone ever have footdrop fixed?

Anyone ever have footdrop fixed?

Tendon transfers: Tendon transfer surgeries are an option to restore dorsiflexion in appropriate patients who are not tolerating brace wear. This can provide a very good outcome. Discuss options with an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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What is new for people with footdrop?

What is new for people with footdrop?

Muscle stim brace: Dropfoot has various causes but results from the muscles that dorsiflex the ankle (primarily tibialis anterior) not functioning. This usually is caused by a nerve dysfuntion. In some cases it is reversible if the nerve can recover. Therapy, brace and surgery (tendon transfers) options exist. While most treatments aren't "new" a newer muscle stimulator can be used instead of a brace in some patient. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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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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Went to dr for "foot drop" issue. Dr suspects tmd. Emg lle asap appt pending. What else will they do? How bad is tmd diagnoses? What else could it be?

Went to dr for "foot drop" issue. Dr suspects tmd. Emg lle asap appt pending. What else will they do? How bad is tmd diagnoses? What else could it be?

TMD- "foot drop" ?: Are you are referring to tmd (temporomandibular dysfunction) that is related to your tmjoints (jaw joints)? Am i understanding this correctly? I have never heard nor do I see how this can be related in any way to foot drop. ...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