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What is the treatment for footdrop?

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Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
4 doctors agree

In brief: Bracing/surgery

Dropfoot has various causes but results from the muscles that dorsiflex the ankle (primarily tibialis anterior) not functioning.
This usually is caused by a nerve dysfuntion. In some cases it is reversible if the nerve can recover. Therapy, brace and surgery (tendon transfers) options exist. An orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist can describe the various treatment options.

In brief: Bracing/surgery

Dropfoot has various causes but results from the muscles that dorsiflex the ankle (primarily tibialis anterior) not functioning.
This usually is caused by a nerve dysfuntion. In some cases it is reversible if the nerve can recover. Therapy, brace and surgery (tendon transfers) options exist. An orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist can describe the various treatment options.
Dr. Robert Leland
Dr. Robert Leland
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Have it examined

Depending on the extent and cause of the foot drop, bracing and/or surgery may be recommended.
If the foot drop is caused by compression or some temporary etiology, releasing and/or removing the compression may restore function to the nerve. If the foot drop is from destruction of the nerves, typically a brace, such as an ankle foot orthotic is prescribed. The patient has to be properly evaluated.

In brief: Have it examined

Depending on the extent and cause of the foot drop, bracing and/or surgery may be recommended.
If the foot drop is caused by compression or some temporary etiology, releasing and/or removing the compression may restore function to the nerve. If the foot drop is from destruction of the nerves, typically a brace, such as an ankle foot orthotic is prescribed. The patient has to be properly evaluated.
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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