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Why do I have drop foot in both legs?

Why do I have drop foot in both legs?

Many possible causes: Foot drop can be caused by a number of different reasons from systemic to traumatic and a complete answer to this can not be given without a thorough history and examination. Schedule an appointment with someone who specializes in the extremities or in neurology. ...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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If MRI scan results come clear then what is the outcome of having a drop foot on left leg?

If MRI scan results come clear then what is the  outcome of having a drop foot on left leg?

If you have a : Drop foot i would recommend aggressive physical therapy. Likely, you will need a brace known as an afo. Drop foot is a result of damage or weakness of the nerve that supplies the muscle. ...Read more

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Ran since I was 3, now 32. A year and half ago experienced something similar to drop foot. My left leg stays up in air longer and rotates ?

Ran since I was 3, now 32.  A year and half ago experienced something similar to drop foot.   My left leg stays up in air longer and rotates ?

See Podiatrist : For examination and testing if needed. This is a good place to start. You may end up being referred to another specialist depending on the findings. ...Read more

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What more can I do to improve peroneal nerve damage in right leg since 2005. Ive muscle loss and drop foot. I've tried every exercise. Please help?

What more can I do to improve peroneal nerve damage in right leg since 2005. Ive muscle loss and drop foot. I've tried every exercise. Please help?

Injury?: Was this the result of an injury and if so what type? While some common perineal nerve injuries can heal depending on the initiating scenario. However, after this length of time this may be permanent. For patients with foot drop a special brace is considered to assist with gait. ...Read more

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End of DEC t-6,7 discectomy fusion. Never pain lower weakness legs. MRI shows ok weak, toe drop foot roll. Can I expect regain walk, done PT?

 End  of DEC t-6,7 discectomy fusion.  Never pain lower weakness legs.  MRI shows ok weak, toe drop foot roll.  Can I expect regain walk, done PT?

Weakness: is TREATABLE...speak with your surgeon! Find a Spine Unit with a "boot camp" type Rehabilitation Program!! Its "tough:" but DO NOT GIVE UP! Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more

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Have had peroneal nerve damage in right leg since 2005. Causing more depression coz constant exercise not helping to build muscle & improve drop foot ?

Have had peroneal nerve damage in right leg since 2005. Causing more depression coz constant exercise not helping to build muscle & improve drop foot ?

Exercise: Lack of exercise can certainly cause or make symptoms of depression worse. If you are noticing a worsening of symptoms after stopping exercise, try exercise that doesn't depend on use your Rt leg- like swimming, rowing, or weight lifting. If you are having trouble finding answers a personal trainer or physical therapist can certainly put together a program. ...Read more

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How do I treat severe charlie horse pain in both legs and a foot?

How do I treat severe charlie horse pain in both legs and a foot?

See a doctor: You need to be examined to make sure that your have proper blood flow and potassium levels. You might want to try stretching, heat to your legs, multivitamin. ...Read more

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I have pain in both legs, around the calves, i can only walk a few feet 20-30ft. I had a stroke a few years ago

I have pain in both legs, around the calves, i can only walk a few feet 20-30ft. I had a stroke a few years ago

There : There is something called "intermittent claudication, " which is where you walk for a period of time or distance and are forced to stop and rest because of pain in the legs (usually the calves). You stop and rest and stand there, and after a minute or so, you're able to start walking again, only to find you need to stop and rest again soon, and so on. This is a symptom of poor circulation, more specifically, peripheral arterial disease (pad). The muscles in your legs are being forced to work without getting enough oxygen (carried through your blood stream) to work well. In the absence of sufficient oxygen, they function anyway, but since the metabolism is now different in the absence of oxygen, they produce a substance called lactic acid, which builds up in the muscle and causes pain. If you stop and rest the muscles, the Lactic Acid dissipates, the pain subsides, and you can walk again.... Only to have the pain return when the Lactic Acid builds up again. If this is what's happening with you, you need to see a vascular surgeon asap. You may have a blockage that's preventing blood from flowing to your legs, or the arteries may have fat deposits and are narrowed (same mechanism in many strokes). Listen to the pain. It's giving you important information. In the words of dr. Paul brand, pain is the gift nobody wants. Good luck. ...Read more