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Treatment for dropfoot ?
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Dr. Rohit Keswani
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Mafo
A molded ankle foot orthosis, or mafo, can help.
If you see a physiatrist they can prescribe you one, which an orthotist would then build. Physical therapy can help for strengthing, and if it is because of a peripheral nerve problem, not a stroke, sometimes functional electrical stimulation may help.

In brief: Mafo
A molded ankle foot orthosis, or mafo, can help.
If you see a physiatrist they can prescribe you one, which an orthotist would then build. Physical therapy can help for strengthing, and if it is because of a peripheral nerve problem, not a stroke, sometimes functional electrical stimulation may help.
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
In brief: Depends on cause
Unfortunately, there are multiple possible causes for dropfoot, including a pinched nerve root in the lumbar spine, damage to the peroneal nerve as it passes through the leg (especially past the knee), or muscle disease.
A neurologist can use a combination of examination signs and electrical testing to localize the problem, and then treatment will depend on that localization.

In brief: Depends on cause
Unfortunately, there are multiple possible causes for dropfoot, including a pinched nerve root in the lumbar spine, damage to the peroneal nerve as it passes through the leg (especially past the knee), or muscle disease.
A neurologist can use a combination of examination signs and electrical testing to localize the problem, and then treatment will depend on that localization.
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