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Old 04-24-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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Question "pedal foot" anyone?

Pedal foot - is how I describe what my foot will do regularly. It will flex downwards then right back up again as if I am pressing on the gas pedal and releasing quickly ... like when you rev your engine! This happens mostly when I am in a relaxed position .... in otherwords, off of my feet!

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

 
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:11 PM   #2
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Re: "pedal foot" anyone?

Whimpurr,

I think you are referring to "foot drop" or a similar concept? If foot drop, then yes, I have had foot drop since I was at least 14 yo.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:11 PM   #3
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Re: "pedal foot" anyone?

Hi Whimpurr,
It doesnt happen to me but im willling to bet this is from a nerve which is being aggravated probably by a MS lesion. Have you tried anything to stop it, such as heat or cold, or flexing your foot or stretching your leg/ foot? If its "one of those MS things" you may never have an explanation..

I would mention it to your doctor at some point- but I wouldnt think this is a qualified emergency.

Maybe buying a sports car would solve the problem? You can just speed all over town and blame it on "pedal foot"!

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Old 04-24-2013, 06:36 PM   #4
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Re: "pedal foot" anyone?

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Whimpurr,

I think you are referring to "foot drop" or a similar concept? If foot drop, then yes, I have had foot drop since I was at least 14 yo.
I really don't know, JayHawk, that is why I am asking, lol. I always thought footdrop was where while you are walking? So far, I haven't had this actually interfere with my walking So I am confused Hmm

 
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Hi Whimpurr,
It doesnt happen to me but im willling to bet this is from a nerve which is being aggravated probably by a MS lesion. Have you tried anything to stop it, such as heat or cold, or flexing your foot or stretching your leg/ foot? If its "one of those MS things" you may never have an explanation..

I would mention it to your doctor at some point- but I wouldnt think this is a qualified emergency.

Maybe buying a sports car would solve the problem? You can just speed all over town and blame it on "pedal foot"!

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LOL, not sure that would fly with the men in blue, lol! It doesn
t hurt, it is just annoying as it happens while in bed and trying to relax.

 
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Re: "pedal foot" anyone?

Whimpurr,

I would definitely ask your neuro. Genetics run "lead foot" on my mother's side of the family!
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Re: "pedal foot" anyone?

I will add it to the list of questions. Finally will have my 1st follow up appointment since diagnosis and all the results from my LP and blood draw. Plan on taking a notepad for Questions and answers! My appointment is this coming Tuesday, the 30th.

 
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Re: "pedal foot" anyone?

Whimpurr,

Thanks for the update. Definitely go with a notepad. You might want to prioritize your questions to 3-5 as the doctor might run short of time. You are always in my prayers.
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Re: "pedal foot" anyone?

Actually - my foot did something similar last weekend. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw my foot move - when I know I didn't voluntarily move it. I tried to recreate the action, and if I moved my foot to a certain angle, it would kind of spring in the opposite direction. I don't remember if it was up or down, but it was a crazy involuntary movement - no pain, and I couldn't even feel that it was moving (other than seeing it). I forgot about it until I just read your post.

I guess I'm just used to unexplainable, strange things happening to my body, so I wasn't too concerned. Just Weird!

 
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Re: "pedal foot" anyone?

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Actually - my foot did something similar last weekend. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw my foot move - when I know I didn't voluntarily move it. I tried to recreate the action, and if I moved my foot to a certain angle, it would kind of spring in the opposite direction. I don't remember if it was up or down, but it was a crazy involuntary movement - no pain, and I couldn't even feel that it was moving (other than seeing it). I forgot about it until I just read your post.

I guess I'm just used to unexplainable, strange things happening to my body, so I wasn't too concerned. Just Weird!
This has been happening quite a while, just finally decided to ask about it! Lots of strange things with MS, huh?

 
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