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Why does my left foot drop when I walk?

Why does my left foot drop when I walk?

Many causes: There are many causes for foot drop, including brain injury, spinal cord damage, pinched nerve in the back, pinched nerve at the knee, disruption of the nerve-muscle junction, or muscle damage. A neurologist can help to narrow down possible causes and guide further treatment. ...Read more

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Fell at work onto buttucks, walk with a limp, left foot drop, and constant pain on the left side all the way down from my back to my leg, pain moving ?

Fell at work onto buttucks, walk with a limp, left foot drop, and constant pain on the left side all the way down from my back to my leg, pain moving ?

Urgent matter: Any injury resulting in a loss of function is an urgent matter for medical attention. Foot drop due to an acute nerve injury can become permanent. Seek emergency care to assess your lumbar/sacral spine and the degree of injury causing your foot drop now! ...Read more

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My dr has said my foot has started getting foot drop and not said what it is and is it serious as not used my left foot in nearly 3months due 2 ops?

My dr has said my foot has started getting foot drop and not said what it is and is it serious as not used my left foot in nearly 3months due 2 ops?

Nerve palsy: Foot drop is usually due to damage to a nerve that controls dorsiflexion (lifting the foot up). I do not know what kind of surgery you've had but foot drop is not normal. You could consult a neurologist about this to find out if something else needs to be done to regain the function or stop progression of the nerve damage. ...Read more

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I have foot drop on my left foot since 2009. No pain. Doctors say I have no disc herniation. If one can tell me which is the next step I should take.

I have foot drop on my left foot since 2009. No pain. Doctors say I have no disc herniation. If one can tell me which is the next step I should take.

An ankle foot: orthotic would help keep the foot up when walking so as not to trip over it. I don't know if at this point in time the foot drop can be reversed. Finding out the etiology would help. ...Read more

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I'm a 64yo male with degenerative disc disease at l2-l3 and l3-l4 from an mri. I have no pain, but I have foot drop in my left foot. How can this be?

I'm a 64yo male with degenerative disc disease at l2-l3 and l3-l4 from an mri. I have no pain, but I have foot drop in my left foot. How can this be?

Many cuases : Nerve injury. The most common cause of foot drop is compression of the nerve that controls the muscles involved in lifting the foot. This can happen at the knee or in the lower spine. Muscle or nerve disorders. Brain and spinal cord disorders. Multiple sclerosis or stroke ...Read more

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Knee hyper extended from left foot drop, fitted for afo, however knee pain is worse than last two yrs should I see orthopedist, cortisone inj past?

Knee hyper extended from left foot drop, fitted for afo, however knee pain is worse than last two yrs should I see orthopedist, cortisone inj  past?

Need more info...: I am wondering if the foot drop has resulted in a plantarflexion contracture. This would be the likely cause of knee hyperextension due to the plantarflexion-knee extension couple. If this is the case and your afo is set in too much plantarflexion to accomodate this, this could make it worse. On the other hand, you may simply have knee arthritis. I would see your orthopaedist. ...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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I have a foot drop thats why i can't walk properly what can I do?

I have a foot drop thats why i can't walk properly what can I do?

See Physician: Such s podiatrist or orthopedist. Neurologist may be helpful depending on cause. You proably need a ankle/foot orthotic or brace. ...Read more

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When I am walking barefoot, i walk on my tiptoes. Have you heard of foot drop in a nineteen year old?

When I am walking barefoot, i walk on my tiptoes. Have you heard of foot drop in a nineteen year old?

Tiptoes: What you are doing is called toe walking . As you are 32 , I have to assume that isn't you. Drop foot can occur at any age and is a neurological problem, usually. ...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