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Doctor insights on: How To Heal Pinched Nerve Foot Drop

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I have pinched nerve in thigh causing foot drop ever hear of this?

I have pinched nerve in thigh causing foot drop ever hear of this?

Peroneal: Peroneal neuropathy can cause a foot drop and the most common site of compression is the site where the nerve wraps around the fibula. Generally removing the pressure, splinting, and physical therapy can be helpful. But have you had this confirmed with electrodiagnostic testing? I would recommend it to be sure as there are other potential causes of foot drop. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Ice for peroneal nerve problem causing foot drop? Would that help?

Ice for peroneal nerve problem causing foot drop? Would that help?

No, ice will not.: No, ice will not, probably help. Foot drop is caused by a serious injury to the common peroneal nerve, and/or entrapment of the nerve causing paralysis of the peroneal muscles. Seek medical help asap, you do not want this to become a permanent paralysis ! ...Read more

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Can apinched nerve in lumbar4 cause foot drop? If yes, what can be done?

Can apinched nerve in lumbar4 cause foot drop? If yes, what can be done?

Foot drop: Foot drop is usually caused by pressure on Lumbar Nerve 5, but 5 percent of people have a shift up or down in which level of the spine affects which nerve. Pressure on the peroneal nerve usually near the knee can cause this as well. If not properly diagnosed or treated the weakness can be permanent and require bracing. If it is from the spine therapy and injections can often work without surgery ...Read more

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Need a 2nd MRI after foot drop.1st MRI shows protuding disc l5s1.Will this show cause of drop or just rule out other causes?Had 1 failed nerve drop

Need a 2nd MRI after foot drop.1st MRI shows protuding disc l5s1.Will this show cause of drop or just rule out other causes?Had 1 failed nerve drop

EMG would be better: I am not sure why you would need another mri. An emg/ncv (electromyography and nerve conduction) might be a better test to localize the location of the problem. It can detect where the nerve is abnormal-often it it at the level of the knee. ...Read more

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I damaged my ACL & perneal nerve causing foot drop. Is burning & pain normal? What can they do to treat the foot drop and will i get sensation back?

I damaged my ACL & perneal nerve  causing foot drop. Is burning & pain normal? What can they do to treat the foot drop and will i get sensation back?

MBB brace is best: If the nerve is damaged then foot drop may be permanent. The brace I described is the latest. Very comfortable and unintrusive. Therapy can help wth strength and reeducation of the muscles. ...Read more

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If MRI doesn't show cause of foot drop (l5s1 protusion)and emg doesn't show nerve issue and you have back and sciatica pain, could MS be a possibility?

If MRI doesn't show cause of foot drop (l5s1 protusion)and emg doesn't show nerve issue and you have back and sciatica pain, could MS be a possibility?

Unlikely: Lumbar radiculopathy and peroneal neuropathy are much more likely, and sometimes the MRI findings are there but poorly understood. Further evaluation, emg/ncv of the lower extremities, and additional MRI eval for lateral recess l5s1. ...Read more

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Can pain in back and leg along with foot drop be caused by a small disc protusion l5s1 if conductive nerve study and emg are normal?

Can pain in back and leg along with foot drop be caused by a small disc protusion l5s1 if conductive nerve study and emg are normal?

Probably not: If the foot drop is related to the disc protrusion, EMG should have been positive. So your condition may be related to something else and you probably need a complete neurological examination to help localize the injury ...Read more

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I had hip revision in april and have suffered nerve injury as a result of foot drop. What can I do?

I had hip revision in april and have suffered nerve injury as a result of foot drop. What can I do?

Nothing but wait: The sciatic nerve peroneal division governs foot drop. If the nerve was just bruised or stretched it may spontaneously wake up. Otherwise, you will have to wait for regeneration, which takes 1 day for every mm of nerve growth needed, or 1000 days for 3 feet. ...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


Foot Drop (Definition)

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 ...Read more