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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?

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 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 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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What causes foot drop?

What causes foot drop?

Lots of reasons: Weakness or stiffness from post polio, spinal cord injury, spinal bifida, multiple sclerosis, anterior leg compartment muscle atrophy, guillen barre, or peroneal nerve trauma, etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have foot drop is it normal for my foot to swell ?

I have foot drop is it normal for my foot to swell ?

Yes : Since there is lack of muscle strength the fluid is not pushed out of the tissue or blood vessels properly. ...Read more

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How is foot drop treated?

How is foot drop treated?

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 more

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Is there any solution for foot drop?

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 more

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Can people recieve disability for foot drop?

Can people recieve disability for foot drop?

You should not: Patients with foot drop are often able to recover, or wear a brace to accommodate for their weakness. The vast majority are capable of working fulltime and lead productive, quality lives. ...Read more

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Is foot drop permanent condition?

Is foot drop permanent condition?

Foot drop: It depends on what is causing the foot drop. But the most general answer, unfortunately, is yes it is permanent. ...Read more

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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

Foot Drop (Definition)

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 ...Read more