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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

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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Started new pill for mood. Foot drop..Will the nerve recover?

Started new pill for mood. Foot drop..Will the nerve recover?

Not associated: The drug and foot drop probably not associated
consult your physician. ...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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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 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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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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Can a nerve block on s1 cause foot drop?My gp and pysio think this is cause of my drop but consultant doesn't agree even though MRI shows no causes?

Can a nerve block on s1 cause foot drop?My gp and pysio think this is cause of my drop but consultant doesn't agree even though MRI shows no causes?

Unlikely: A single nerve block is unlikely to cause a foot drop. Check with neurologist, may need EMG or nerve conduction studies to help clarify the problem. ...Read more

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Ncs and emg show no specific nerve issue, MRI shows l5s1 disc hern.But doesn't show cause of foot drop.Back and leg pain persist. What next?

Clinical discussion: Time for a face to face meeting with your doctor and an explanation of the cause of your l-5 or peroneal issues. Could this truly be coming from brain or spinal cord instead, and should those areas be imaged via mri? ...Read more

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Back\leg pain11week, 3rd bout in 12m.Mri shows l5s1protusion, doesn't show foot drop cause.Nerve block didn't work.Nuero did emg\normal.Is discectomy next?

Definite option: If you have failed an appropriate course of conservative care, a microdiscectomy is a reasonable option. Check out dpine-health.Com. Good luck. ...Read more

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Following three days of extremely tight bracing post-acl surgery i got foot drop/peroneal nerve palsy (2 months ago). Is this condition be permanent?

Following three days of extremely tight bracing post-acl surgery i got foot drop/peroneal nerve palsy (2 months ago). Is this condition be permanent?

Need EMG : You should have an EMG to assess the degree of nerve injury. This can also be used in the months following to determine if the nerve is recovering. ...Read more

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Is there a foot/ankle nerve or blood vessel entrapment that causes a formerly neutral foot to have a "lateral foot drop" tilted down towards outside?

Is there a foot/ankle nerve or blood vessel entrapment that causes a formerly neutral foot to have a "lateral foot drop" tilted down towards outside?

Yes...: Though regular "leg crossing" can cause symptoms such as these, there a number of other, more acute and troubling, causes to consider. Lumbosacral nerve compression on one side, anatomical, muscular or vascular problems need to be ruled out. Please see a neurologist now! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with nerve damage, as a complication from back surgery which then led to (left) foot drop.The outside of my right foot is now going numb. Wh?

Diagnosed with nerve damage, as a complication from back surgery which then led to (left) foot drop.The outside of my right foot is now going numb. Wh?

Foot numbness: In this case, you should discuss this issue directly with your surgeon. Foot drop and progressive numbness status post failed back surgery are grave prognosis. Immediate attention to this matter is warranted. ...Read more

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After lower back surgery in 04-20-I5 was left with foot drop. only stand -walk w walker. if L4 or L5 nerves damaged will it show on MRI. can it B fixe?

After lower back surgery in 04-20-I5 was left with foot drop. only stand -walk w walker. if L4 or L5 nerves damaged will it show on MRI. can it B fixe?

Not best test: Emg confirms nerve damage and dysfunction Mri searches for correctable causes of new post op neurologic deficits after surgery post op L5 injuries and foot drops have a poor recovery rate in general a AFO brace can make a big difference in return to function , i favored the ottobach afo for my foot drop recovery is generally prolonged and incomplete but not unheard of good luck recover or adapt ...Read more

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Foot dorsiflexion fine at rest &when casually walking around, but if walk a few miles get sharp pain,tenderness, swelling & foot drop. Nerve? Tendon?

Foot dorsiflexion fine at rest &when casually walking around, but if walk a few miles get sharp pain,tenderness, swelling & foot drop. Nerve? Tendon?

Evaluation?: Have you been evaluated by a physician? Pain and foot drop can be caused by a variety of things, and localization can often be approximated with physical examination, and other tests such as electrodiagnostics. Suggest you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Leg/back pain/foot drop.Emg norm.Mri l5s1 protusion.Consult wont treat/sending me nuero.Gp says disc is issue\drop is failed nerve block.I agree.What next? How can I convince consult to treat disc?

Leg/back pain/foot drop.Emg norm.Mri l5s1 protusion.Consult wont treat/sending me nuero.Gp says disc is issue\drop is failed nerve block.I agree.What next? How can I convince consult to treat disc?

??: Not sure i'm understanding your question. If you have a protruding l5s1 disk and are being sent to a neurologist, it sounds like you are bring treated. Certainly, foot drop is nothing to ignore. If your doctor does, look elsewhere for treatment. ...Read more

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L5s1 protusion 12/52.Failed nerve block4pain.Foot drop.Nuero consult said reflexes brisk all over\sending me 4 upper back\brain scan.Why when lumbar back is issue? Could MS be a considetation here?

COMPLEX ISSUES: Would suggest that the foot drop most likely due to discogenic compression of l-5 nerve root, but suspect that your neurologist is checking for potential degenerative changes in neck and upper back in addition. Unlikely that ms is explanation for your brisk reflexes, but maybe the fatigue raises suspicion in the mind of your doctor, so attempt to provide fuller explanation being sought. ...Read more

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Is surgery needed for foot drop from anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome (deep peroneal nerve entrapment) from ant tib tenosynovitis from ultrasound burn?

Something does not: Sound right about this. The common peroneal nerve can cause a drop foot. The deep peroneal nerve from ant tarsal tunnel is on the top of the foot. The nerve runs deep as the name implies and hence would not be affected from ultrasound. Entrapment of this nerve would not cause a dropfoot, it usually causes numbness to the first webspace or great toe. ...Read more

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Can people recieve disability for foot drop?

Can people recieve disability for foot drop?

No: A foot drop can be compensated for by an orthotic device. It may not even be a medically definable impairment, and if it were, it would probably be rated non-severe. ...Read more

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What can lead to, or is associated with Foot drop?

What can lead to, or is associated with Foot drop?

The following cause or are associated with Foot drop:: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Primary lateral sclerosis. ...Read more

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Can alcohol induced foot drop be cured?

Foot drop: This is a qualified yes. Tests would need to be done to evaluate the extent of associated nerve damage and the like. Seeking counseling to stop drinking - best of luck ...Read more

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How can I tell when foot drop is healing?

When: It's easier to lift that foot or dorsiflextion it with control. ...Read more

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