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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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Can alcohol induced foot drop be cured?

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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What is foot drop?

What is foot drop?

Forefront weakness: Foot drop is when one cannot lift the forefoot up, thus dragging the toes. It is caused by nerve injury, spinal cord or brain injury, and by muscle weakness or paralysis. Treatment is of the underlying disorder and by splinting and bracing. ...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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What causes Foot drop?

What causes Foot drop?

Drop foot is caused by the malfunction of the anterior group muscles in the lower leg.: Hello, Drop foot is caused by the malfunction of the anterior group muscles in the lower leg. This can be due to but not limited to damage/weakness to the Common Fibular nerve and its branches, damage to the Sciatic nerve (higher up along the nerve chain). There can also be metabolic and genetic causes to it. One notes a characteristic gait pattern with this disorder. ...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 foot drop an emergency?

Is foot drop an emergency?

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

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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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What are the tests for Foot drop?

What are the tests for Foot drop?

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

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What are the symptoms of Foot drop?

What are the symptoms of Foot drop?

Climbing stairs.: Typically, there is an inability to lift the top part of you foot and toes upward toward your face. The toes tend to drag on the floor when walking. There may or may not be numbness along with the weakness on the top of the foot an toes. ...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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What are the risk factors for Foot drop?

What are the risk factors for Foot drop?

Multiple: Multiple causes. More commonly, peripheral neuropathy (polyneuropathy), prolonged bedrest, severe lumbar radiculopathy (large lumbar disc), lower leg trauma, compartment syndrome to lower leg. Numerous other causes and associations (diabetes, alcoholism, knee injuries), lumbar stenosis. Stroke usually can cause a similar problem, but usually not foot drop, rather equinus tone resembling FD. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Foot drop?

What are the complications of Foot drop?

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

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Can you please tell me what is foot drop?

Can you please tell me what is foot drop?

Drop foot: The inability to properly lift the forefoot when walking causing abnormality in heel strike portion of gait. Most often caused by damage or disease to nerve damage or muscle weakness/damage. ...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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Degernative disk disease and foot drop, what to do?

Degernative disk disease and foot drop, what to do?

Foot drop: This needs attention as there is a nerve being compressed as already stated . See your orthopedist or neurologist for help ...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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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