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What is the suggested preventitive and treatment for drop foot?

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 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


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I have drop foot. What are the treatments?

I have drop foot. What are the treatments?

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

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What therapy is good for drop foot ?

What therapy is good for  drop foot ?

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

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Had emg done for drop foot, doc said nerves firing but still see alittle damage, will therapy heal this? How long?

Foot drop: Depends on the extent of the injury, location of the injury, and time since nerve injury. Little short on the details to give a good answer. ...Read more

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How much therapy is needed for perenoal nerve damage from drop foot? Its already been 1yr. Thebproblem is lateral movement.

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 more

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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?

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

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Drop foot options?

Drop foot options?

Bracing: Regardless of the cause of your foot drop, (and there are many causes), you can help yourself with bracing. Bracing is an important first step to increase your safety when walking. There are also newer spring loaded braces and nerve stimulators that can be very helpful for foot drop. Ask your doctor for a referral to a physiatrist, aka a rehab doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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