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Foot Drop Vaginal
Nerve palsy: When the patient is positioned for a vaginal hysterectomy care is taken to prevent pressure on the nerves, especially those just below the knee on the outer aspect of the upper calf. If undue pressure does occur to those particular nerves, foot drop can occur - that could be temporary, but it is possible to have a permanent palsy. ...Read more
It can be.: Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Surgical intervention may be of benefit in cases of spinal disc herniation. In case of trauma, others may need repair or grafting of the nerve. For some the walkaide system, which is a functional electrical stimulation device, can be helpful. Others may benefit with a drop foot brace. Get evaluated and get the proper referrals. ...Read more
Initial steps: Would consider MRI of lumbar spines to R/O disc compression of L-5 nerve root, EMG to distinguish compression of sciatic or peroneal nerves, and based upon results perhaps series of blood studies looking for causation. However, involvement of spinal cord or brain, for example Multiple Sclerosis, could also present this way, and MRI imaging would guide the way. ...Read more
Many options.: Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Surgical intervention may be of benefit in cases of spinal disc herniation. In case of trauma, others may need repair or grafting of the nerve. For some the walkaide system, which is a functional electrical stimulation device, can be helpful. Others may benefit with a drop foot brace. Get evaluated and get the proper referrals. ...Read more
Falling: Foot drop causes dragging of leg, and rather easy to trip and fall if gets caught. The patient is best advised to wear a supportive brace to keep foot elevated, but traditional cowboy boots can also help. ...Read more
Foot Drop Shoes: The only shoe type I have ever found useless for some of my patients with drop foot is some stable heel. Since it is hard to lift your foot past ankle neutral, the heel makes it easier to move from heel lift to propulsion. For a guy, probably cowboy boots would be the best, or dansko clog type shoes. Dr rich blake. ...Read more
Peroneal nerve: Isolated foot drop after surgery is likely due to pressure on the lateral aspect of the leg just below the knee during surgery. As seen in the picture, the peroneal nerve is at risk of pressure injury where it crosses the fibula. This kind of "palsy" due to pressure may recover spontaneously over weeks to months. If not, orthotics or surgery to graft a nerve along the injured area may help. ...Read more
Bed rest culprit: Usually patients who are bedridden from prolonged diseased states like paralysis, coma, multiple sclerosis, etc who can't get physical therapy nor compression pumps combined with ted stockings and high top tennis shoes, get foot drop. These types of patients can get dvts deep vein blood clots from the sluggish, pooled blood. So not directly from foot drop itself that is just another complication. ...Read more
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
Try bracing: U can get a brace that mimics what u will b like with a fused ankle. Even b 4 this try a drop foot brace, there are a few 2 choose from. From a polypropylene shoe insert 2 a spring loaded foot drop brace. If this helps and u r happy, ur done. Proceed 2 a brace that mimics the fusion. Nothing risked ; nothing permanent like a fusion. ...Read more
Brand names: Won't do you much good, but a style to which a lift can be added, or with room for a dropfoot brace, if you have one of those, would typically be best, . ...Read more
Get an: Afo brace for the dropfoot.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe: Exercise will not help the short leg but it may help the muscle strength and foot drop. ...Read more
No. It should not.: Foot drop is caused by a peroneal nerve injury. Driving a commercial truck should not make the foot drop worse unless it originates from the lower back. It may be difficult to drive with a foot drop injury. Please followup with your primary doctor if you have worsening symptoms. ...Read more
There are multiple: Options for tendon transfer. You need to have 90 degrees of mobility, enough soft tissue to cover the surgical incision and have a history of at least 18 months of failed recovery if the problem is due to peroneal nerve injury. Be mindful that foot drop may also be due to nerve root injury, cord injury or even brain injury. Be sure to discuss the risks and benefits with your neurologist. ...Read more
I have recently developed foot drop and I'm currently on remicade (infliximab). Can remicade (infliximab) cause this?
Developed foot drop 3 weeks ago (neuropathy). Sometimes I can lift it, sometimes not. Seems to lift more, getting better?
Foot drop: Sounds like nothing to fool around with & needs a medical evaluation. A foot drop is usually due to compression of a nerve w/damage. Can be due to nutritional disorders (you had gastric surgery), traumatic due to pressure, loss of the myelin sheath on the nerve interfering w/conduction or invasion into the nerve by inflammatory cells or malignant cells. Need:check up, labs, scans based on p-exam. ...Read more
Is it possible to do too much pt for foot drop? It seems harder to move my foot when I am tired and I may have overdone it this week.
Foot drop: The simple answer is yes. Fatigable weakness is common as you are recovering. Too much too often too soon may inhibit recovery. Especially if the axons or wires have been injured and new branches develop which are susceptible to injury. But, progressive strengthening is critical as you recover. It is a balancing act best managed with feedback to your therapist. ...Read more
Hi I passed out in bed after drinking and woke up with what I beleive is foot drop will it heal on its own and how long? What can I do
Have foot drop that seems to be getting better but lifting my foot takes a lot of concentration, is that the normal way recovery from this goes?
Variable: The cause of the foot drop often dictates the length of recovery. Injury to nerve roots during back surgery probably takes longer than pressure on the perineal nerve (which serves the muscle that brings the foot upwards) with a tight dressing. Continued physical therapy will help with your recovery. ...Read more
My dr has said my foot has started getting foot drop and not said what it is and is it serious as not used my left foot in nearly 3months due 2 ops?
Nerve palsy: Foot drop is usually due to damage to a nerve that controls dorsiflexion (lifting the foot up). I do not know what kind of surgery you've had but foot drop is not normal. You could consult a neurologist about this to find out if something else needs to be done to regain the function or stop progression of the nerve damage. ...Read more