MORE ABOUT FOOT DROP
Foot drop can be a temporary condition sometimes or can become permanent if restorative action is not implemented early. Foot drop is a general term for difficulty raising the front part of the foot. If you have foot drop, you might drag the front of your foot on the floor when you take a step. Foot drop is a sign of an underlying neurological, muscular or anatomical problem. Therefore, patients with foot drop scuff their feet along the floor or bend their knees to lift their foot more than usual to prevent the scuffing. Foot drop is a common and painful problem that can bring about falls and personal injury.
VARIETY OF INDICATIONS
- Reduced feeling, numbness, or tingling in the top of the foot or the outer area of the upper or lower leg
- Foot that drops (not capable to keep the foot up).
- Toes drag while walking.
- General walking issues.
- Weakness of the feet or ankles.
- Decrease of muscle control in the lower legs and feet.
- Deteriorating of the foot muscles.
- A hard time lifting up the foot and toes.
While treating neuropathy, our office has treated a subset of patients, roughly 6%, with peroneal motor nerve condition (foot drop ) which have also responded to our treatment method. Long term foot drop is very hard to reverse. One of our patients was informed by another facility that it would be four years, if at all, before he recovered. Our therapy has revealed different outcomes. Practical improvements have been substantial and oftentimes patients are walking much better. Sometimes patients have attained full recovery where function was completely normal in as little as 6 weeks of therapy.
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