Re: What is foot drop?
I have foot drop, I got it right after microdisktomy surgery in 2002. I went to get out of bed and fell toeard the left, did not feel my leg at all, I thought I had a stroke, but the dr. came in and said it was foot drop and it would be tingling for a few days, and they put a brace on my left leg and foot. I think it is from nerve damage, he said during my surgery I had a double nerve root, and to get at the disk he had to put pressure on the nerve and not to worry about it , it would be okay. Well its been 2 years, and I still have the foot drop, you cannot pick up you foot, it drags, I had a emg and did not know they did it, so I have some really bad nerve damage.Hope this helps you understand a little more about foot drop.