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What Is The Suggested Preventitive And Treatment For Drop Foot
ESI or AFO can help.: Many factors can contribute in drop foot. It is a condition that affects the peripheral nerves a back injury resulting in compression of a nerve can result in drop foot. Epidural steroid injections can decrease the inflammation around the nerve, thereby alleviating the resultant drop foot. If permanent nerve damage has occurred, an ankle foot orthosis (afo) is helping to aid in ambulation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
An AFO is a start: Depending on what caused your foot drop you at the very least will need an afo brace to help with your foot and leg. If your foot drop is related to an injury then you made need to see a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon which specializes in peripheral nerve surgery. You can go to www.Aens.Us to find a surgeon in your area. ...Read more
Drop Foot: Depending on the cause of drop foot you may have some strength come back. If it is due to severe nerve damage, it is unlikely to improve, however. You should visit with a neurologist to assess the nerves and then with a podiatrist to fabricate an ankle-foot orthotic to support the weakened foot. ...Read more
Had emg done for drop foot, doc said nerves firing but still see alittle damage, will therapy heal this? How long?
How much therapy is needed for perenoal nerve damage from drop foot? Its already been 1yr. Thebproblem is lateral movement.
Need EMG: You need an EMG and ncs. If you are having a problem with lateral movement more than dorsiflexion (pointing your foot up), the you may have more selective damage to the superficial branch of the peroneal nerve and not the common peroneal or deep branch. An experience electromyographer should be able to identify, localize, qualify and determine the extent of your possible nerveperoneal injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently am experiencing drop foot. I shattered my foot 10 months ago in car accident. Is there a cure? Is it possible it will correct itself?
Residual affects: drop foot is a result of nerve or muscle weakening or possibly both. Your previous mva caused significant damage to the foot and you could be experiencing residual affects from this trauma. Physical therapy could be helpful but also recommend nerve testing. Symptoms could improve. Follow up with surgeon and inquire about an Ankle foot orthosis. This device could provide increased activity. ...Read more
Maybe....: Drop foot may be curable, and in many cases is effectively treated. Treatments range from bracing to surgery. I suggest that you see an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon to obtain options and determine which treatment is best for you. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more
See Orthotist: New materials that are lighter and thinner can be made to support drop foot. For example, carbon fiber braces can be thin, strong, and light. The braces can be hinged to create active spring effect when walking to help aid patients with drop foot. See foot specialist or prothetic/orthotist for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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