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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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'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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
My foot drop seems to be improving -- when i walk i can make my heels touch first (much of the time), are high heels safe now?
Foot drop : High heels are never safe. Your foot drop is improving take more time in caring for your feet, they carry you through life. Strengthen the muscles in the foot and ankle with proper excercize and shoes. If you must wear high heals take tennis shoes with good arches to and from the place you will wear the heels. You owe it to your feet. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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