It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Neuropathy Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-12-2007, 12:22 PM   #1
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: pa
Posts: 1
pwon HB User
Quick foot drop question

Hello all. I apologize if this would have been better of in another thread (such as the other foot drop on on this board). Many boards have their own conventions and etiquette on where to ask questions, and I didn't know what it was for this one.

I am experiencing (in my uninformed opinion) minor foot drop in my right foot. I sprained the ankle a little more than a year ago, but did not notice the drop until recently (roughly right before Christmas). After giving it a few weeks, it seems to be slightly better on how far I can lift it (and my toes) on my own, but I still have little control while walking/running and it strikes flat every time (instead of rolling like I want it to). It does still have a smaller range of motion than my left foot.

I don't notice anything particular as far as tingling or anything running down my leg. There is definitely a light sensation in that foot, but I wouldn't describe it as numbness, pain, etc. I'm not sure how to describe it. I have various back pain and have for a while, but never anything I've been all that concerned with.

Anyway, my question is, do I see someone, and who do I see? I've been given various suggestion such as primary care, orthopedic, neurologist, etc. I can pretty much go see whoever I want as far as insurance is concerned, so just looking for the best start. I'd like to go to the right place from the start instead of going to one, being sent to another right away, etc.

Thanks

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-12-2007, 03:31 PM   #2
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: greenfield, indiana, usa
Posts: 1
mara03 HB User
Re: Quick foot drop question

I don't know if this will help, but when I had foot drop, it was caused by compartment syndrome, which compressed the nerves and caused a major muscle to liquify. But, many times a day, I did exercises where I just lifted my toes off the floor until I was able to gain full use of my foot again. You'll probably have to see several doctors, but you should probably do it as soon as you can so it doesn't get any worse.

 
Old 03-16-2007, 07:57 PM   #3
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bayville, Nj, USA
Posts: 169
picnica HB User
Re: Quick foot drop question

I had foot drop and still have it due to 4 ruptured disc in my back. See the nerosurgeon

 
Old 03-25-2007, 03:43 PM   #4
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Posts: 2
Larla66 HB User
Re: Quick foot drop question

Hi there everyone,

I was hoping to talk to anyone who has dropped foot.

I had an accident 8 weeks ago and have dropped foot and I am so scared.

I feel like I am being told practically nothing at the hospital although I know it's partly not the staff's fault as they are really pushed and stressed for individual patient time etc.

I feel really depressed as I had a miscarriage very recently too although I am trying to hide my feelings and put on a brave face.

I am a divorced mum of two kids with a new partner. I really don't know what I would have done without him, he has been amazing, cooking meals, housework etc.

I am in almost constant pain though try to hide it and carry on now as I feel like i've been enough of a burden to everyone.

Has anyone been through similar with a happy outcome, I guess I just want some reassurance that everything will be ok.

I'd love to hear from anyone,
xoxox

 
Old 03-28-2007, 08:06 AM   #5
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tempe AZ USA
Posts: 30
kleeko HB User
Re: Quick foot drop question

I have severe drop foot in both feet. It was caused by nerves that were compressed for a very long time. I did Physical Therapy, reflexology (love it!), acupuncture and some pain meds for a year or so before I finally had spinal surgery to decompress the nerves and fuse S1-L4. Now, 15 mos after surgery, I still have drop foot and I wear braces on both feet, use a cane and have little balance control. I'm not trying to scare anyone but the surgeon stated bluntly that this happened because I delayed surgery too long. But he admitted that he didn't know my condition was this bad until he got in there and I didn't know because I was uncomfortable but not in all that much pain. If you are experiencing drop foot, please see the doctor you TRUST the most for an honest opinion. Then go see the doctor you trust second most for a second opinion. Nerves take so long to heal that you need to give them a while....start early. Don't wait because you might not get better on your own. Good luck.

 
Old 10-15-2007, 04:38 PM   #6
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: san jose, ca united states
Posts: 1
Cali4niaDreamin HB User
Re: Quick foot drop question

Hello. I read your thread. I feel exactly as you do. I don't know how it occured. I do know that I broke my lower leg over two years ago. And Suddenly somthing pops up after I was supposed to be better. Since the last two monthes Ive been walking funny. Its not only obvious but its umbarrasing. Like acne, everyone has a solution to the problem. Except they're opinions are never that helpful for more then one reason. Most because they never experienced such a problem. And two their not doctors. But I do know that ive gained little movement back. And at this rate ill be 21 before its back to normal. All I can say is make sure your competely honest with your doctor. And patience is extreamly important. I'm still learning that second one.

 
Old 12-03-2007, 04:54 PM   #7
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bakersfield CA USA
Posts: 6
jiasent HB User
Re: Quick foot drop question

Quote:
Originally Posted by mara03 View Post
I don't know if this will help, but when I had foot drop, it was caused by compartment syndrome, which compressed the nerves and caused a major muscle to liquify. But, many times a day, I did exercises where I just lifted my toes off the floor until I was able to gain full use of my foot again. You'll probably have to see several doctors, but you should probably do it as soon as you can so it doesn't get any worse.
Dear Mara 03,

I had a traumatic compartment syndrome on July 8 2007 and a fasciotomy to open the anterior compartment to reduce pressure was two days after, which was too late to save the peroneal nerve. Right now I am having foot drop. From your post, I guess you had the same problem. How long did it take for you to regain the capability of lifting your toes? What kind of excercise did you do? Any medication or acupuncture? Appreciate your reply as I am so desparate.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
foot drop scared and full of questions kelly4004 Foot & Ankle Problems 11 06-24-2010 02:10 PM
foot drop after L4-S1 fusion wxKathy2 Back Problems 5 08-12-2009 12:35 AM
Foot Drop / Back Pain / Perhaps not related fshagan Back Problems 26 03-13-2007 01:35 AM
Als Or Drop Foot! Jennifer smith6 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 0 11-09-2005 08:08 AM
foot drop ? mkf Back Problems 6 04-25-2005 03:23 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:21 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!