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Old 06-18-2008, 12:17 AM   #1
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drop foot in left leg

I have recently developed Drop Foot in my left leg.

I am pretty sure its something to do with the peroneal nerve. I say this because I have a numbness running from my big toe up to the bottom of my leg and going slightly up the side of my lower leg. It seems to be along the path of the peroneal nerve.

Some days I get a pain up the side of my leg when I walk. It clears after a while but still annoying.

I have been running the past few days. I find it hard and usually end up running on the toes of my left foot. I thought it may make it better and the doctors told me to continue with it. This morning I got up and nearly fell over.

So stressed atm! Doctors are not telling me anything really and are not concerned. They said its possibly a trapped nerve that will clear over time.

I had the same problem last year, but without the foot drop and it cleared. If it gets real bad I will see a doctor - again.

Atm I am just holding out because the drop foot hasn't got any worse apart from today, but i feel thats because of yesterdays running.

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Old 06-18-2008, 12:07 PM   #2
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Re: Peroneal Nerve Damage ~ Dropped Foot! 2

Hi JJ08,
I have foot drop as well and had it for the past 6 months. I don't really know what is causing your problem, but if I were you, I would try to see a neurologist /neurosurgeon who specializes in peripheral nerve problems and let him /her evaluate what is going on in your particular case, especially as this seems to be a re-occurrence. The best way to get to the bottom of this is to see a peripheral nerve specialist while you're actually having symptoms, so they can identify the source, and you can be rid of it for good. As for all the running, etc., I would ask the nerve specialist about this as well...

Hope this clears up in a few days and that you're felling better soon...let me know how you're doing...


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Old 06-21-2008, 05:51 AM   #3
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Re: Peroneal Nerve Damage ~ Dropped Foot! 2


Nice to hear from you. You could do a lot worse than listen to Tanya's advice. She's been helping me with information, compassion and advice for several months now and it's all been invaluable. She knows what she's talking about!


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