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Foot Drop Afo
Knee hyper extended from left foot drop, fitted for afo, however knee pain is worse than last two yrs should I see orthopedist, cortisone inj past?
Need more info...: I am wondering if the foot drop has resulted in a plantarflexion contracture. This would be the likely cause of knee hyperextension due to the plantarflexion-knee extension couple. If this is the case and your afo is set in too much plantarflexion to accomodate this, this could make it worse. On the other hand, you may simply have knee arthritis. I would see your orthopaedist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foot drop help: There are wonderful carbon fiber shoe inserts that have a single strut that winds around up to your calf and really help pick your toes up. If you have charcot marie tooth, then this brace may be something you will need in increasing frequency in the future. Surgical tendon transfers to hold the foot up generally work well once healed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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