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Can yoga be good for foot drop? (b12 deficiency, onset 3 weeks, is improving)

Can yoga be good for foot drop? (b12 deficiency, onset 3 weeks, is improving)

Foot Drop: Foot drop is due to a neurologic injury, if improving already then some of the damage was to the insulation on the nerve called myelin. It will improve overtime. In the mean time safe activity such as yoga is good for your whole body. It will not speed up the recovery of the nerve injury itself but it will help with overall fitness and make you more conditioned as the nerve heals. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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A spine surgery was done because of foot drop in my right leg. Some weakness in left leg too. Symptoms are still prevailing. Any exercises to correct

A spine surgery was done because of foot drop in my right leg. Some weakness in left leg too. Symptoms are still prevailing. Any exercises to correct

Potentially: You should definitely check with your surgeon. There are sometimes that a foot drop may just may need more time, sometimes exercises are indicated, and sometimes even a repeat MRI is indicated. Also, foot drop does not always resolve with surgery. Your surgeon will know about your case. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Is foot drop permanent condition?

Is foot drop permanent condition?

Foot drop: It depends on what is causing the foot drop. But the most general answer, unfortunately, is yes it is permanent. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what is foot drop?

Can you please tell me what is foot drop?

Drop foot: The inability to properly lift the forefoot when walking causing abnormality in heel strike portion of gait. Most often caused by damage or disease to nerve damage or muscle weakness/damage. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: foot drop?

What is the definition or description of: foot drop?

See below: It is a condition where the nerve and muscle are injured and will not allow control of the foot to be a smooth motion when walking but instead allows the foot to slap down or drop when walking. ...Read more

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What happens if I have a foot drop can I get in the military?

What happens if I have a foot drop can I get in the military?

I don't know: The regulations but would imagine it would be very hard. ...Read more

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Can alcohol induced foot drop be cured?

Foot drop: This is a qualified yes. Tests would need to be done to evaluate the extent of associated nerve damage and the like. Seeking counseling to stop drinking - best of luck ...Read more

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How can I tell when foot drop is healing?

When: It's easier to lift that foot or dorsiflextion it with control. ...Read more

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Is it safe to bike with foot drop (severe)?

Biking with foot dro: With severe foot drop you may need some special attachment on the bike as well as some special instructions. You should discuss this with your doctor. There may be a sports medicine trainer or therapist who can assist you with this. You would definitely need to be evaluated and observed walking and riding on a stationary bike to evaluate your needs. Also, always wear a helmet when riding! ...Read more

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I have foot drop is it normal for my foot to swell?

I have foot drop is it normal for my foot to swell?

Yes: Since there is lack of muscle strength the fluid is not pushed out of the tissue or blood vessels properly. ...Read more

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Can an electromyography detect the cause of foot drop?

Can an electromyography detect the cause of foot drop?

Surely: From your description, could be due to lumbar L-5 root compression, but your foot drop could even be due to peroneal nerve compression. EMG done in certified lab could certainly differentiate. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever experianced foot drop after vaginal hyst?

Has anyone ever experianced foot drop after vaginal hyst?

Possible: If after your hysterectomy, one of the nerves extending into your foot was either cut, or compressed with scar tissue, this would lead to a foot drop. See your gynecolist or neurosurgeon for this resolution. ...Read more

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Is there a level of foot drop where it is safe to wear heels?

Foot drop: Foot drop is associated with l5, sciatic, or peroneal nerve injuries. The muscles intreated by these are the stabilizers of your ankle. The most unstable position of the ankle is the place you put yourself into wearing a high heel. Absolutely not safe! ...Read more

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I have a foot drop that's why I can't walk properly what can I do?

I have a foot drop that's 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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Ice for peroneal nerve problem causing foot drop? Would that help?

No, ice will not.: No, ice will not, probably help. Foot drop is caused by a serious injury to the common peroneal nerve, and/or entrapment of the nerve causing paralysis of the peroneal muscles. Seek medical help asap, you do not want this to become a permanent paralysis! ...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


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