3 doctors weighed in:

What can I do to cure a footdrop from being in stirrups long time?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Foot drop

Footdrop can be a complication of prolonged positioning in stirrups.
The cause is prolonged pressure on a nerve in the foot. The body has a tremendous capacity to heal and will generally recover over about 6 months. The best thing you can do is foot exercises (see a physical therapist for proper instruction). After about 6 months, you are not likely to get much more healing.

In brief: Foot drop

Footdrop can be a complication of prolonged positioning in stirrups.
The cause is prolonged pressure on a nerve in the foot. The body has a tremendous capacity to heal and will generally recover over about 6 months. The best thing you can do is foot exercises (see a physical therapist for proper instruction). After about 6 months, you are not likely to get much more healing.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
Thank
Read more answers from doctors