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Foot Drop

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Foot Drop

To avoid dragging the toes, people with foot drop may lift their kneehigher than normal. Or they may swing their leg in a wide arc.

Foot drop can happen to one foot or both feet at the same time. It can strike at any age.In general, foot drop stems fromweakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the foot. It can have many different causes. Treatments for foot drop vary according to the cause. Most common causes and treatments for foot drop.

What causes foot drop?

  • Foot drop is a symptom of an underlying problem, rather than a disease itself. It can be temporary or permanent. Causes of foot drop include:
  • Nerve injury
  • Brain or spinal disorders
  • Muscle disorders

Here's some more detail on these causes:

Nerve injury. Most commonly, foot drop is caused by an injury to the peroneal nerve. The peroneal nerve is a branch of the sciatic nerve that wraps from the back of the knee to the front of the shin. Because it sits very close to the surface, it may be damaged easily.

An injury to the peroneal nerve may also be associated with pain or numbness along the shin or the top of the foot.

Some common ways the peroneal nerve is damaged or compressed include:


How do doctors treat foot drop?

Treatment for foot drop will depend on the cause. Early treatment may improve chances of recovery.

Treatments may include:

  • Lightweight braces
  • Shoe inserts (orthotics)
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery
  • Lightweight braces are the most common treatment. They're used to support the leg.
  • Physical therapy is used to strengthen foot and leg muscles. It may improve a person's ability to walk. In some cases, electronic devices that stimulate the leg nerves during walking may be appropriate.
  • Surgery may be recommended to try to repair or decompress a damaged nerve. In cases where foot drop is permanent, surgery to fuse the foot and ankle joint or to transfer tendons from stronger muscles may help improve gait and stability

Foot drop, sometimes called" drop foot" is the inability to lift the front part of the foot. This causes the toes to drag along the ground while walking.To avoid dragging the toes, people with foot drop may lift their kneehigher than normal. Or they may swing their leg in a wide arc.Foot drop can happen to one foot or both feet at the same time. It can strike at any age.In general, foot drop stems fromweakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the foot. It can have many different causes. Treatments for foot drop vary according to the cause. Most common causes and treatments for foot drop.
 

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I have used an eye Drop Tears Natural Forte 3 once or twice. After that I didn't used it after then. Can I use it now again? Is it safe?

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have used an eye Drop Tears Natural Forte 3 once or twice. After that I didn't used it after then. Can I use it now...
Hello tears naturale is a lubricating eyedrop it is very safe drug you can use it whenever you like.
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I am using betoact 1.5 % W/V eye drop after consulting with an eye specialist. Is there any steroid composition. After using this drop I am filling sleepy. One doctor told me that it is one type of steroid. Please ans my question and help me.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I am using betoact 1.5 % W/V eye drop after consulting with an eye specialist. Is there any steroid composition. Afte...
by the name it's suggestive of steroid but in very low concentration hence quite safe it doesn't make u sleepy
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Hi, my Dr. Told me pressure inside the eye. So please suggest AND reason of this problem. They suggest me IOTIM EYE DROP & sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic solution 0.1 w/v.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hi, my Dr. Told me pressure inside the eye. So please suggest AND reason of this problem. They suggest me IOTIM EYE D...
You have glaucoma ,a condition of increased pressure within the eyeball, causing gradual loss of sight. And need medications and regular check up by ophthalmologist Any specific nutritional deficiencies in your diet can be addressed with supplements that include Vitamins A, B-complex, C, and E as well as the minerals Magnesium, Calcium and Zinc. However, there is no convincing data that vitamin supplements help to prevent glaucoma.
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My mother has been suffering from dry eyes problem since 15 years. Doctor has suggested "celluvisc 1% w/v, 0.4 ml, unit dose of allergen" as life long drug as a substitute for tears. Now this product mfg. Is stopped in india. Can you suggest alternative eye drops in place of celluvisc unit dose 0.4 ml available in india. .

MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Fellow in PHACO
Ophthalmologist, Mumbai
My mother has been suffering from dry eyes problem since 15 years. Doctor has suggested "celluvisc 1% w/v, 0.4 ml, un...
For dry eye if you wish to use the same molecule as celluvisc then can use tearmax eye drops 2 to 3 times a day or other molecule like systane ultra eye drop 3 times a day is also beneficial.
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I wear spectacles with +2.5 and -1.5 power lenses. I also uses veldrop gel (sodium carboxymethyl cellulose 1%w/v) but I feel burning like in my eyes. I uses drop in about every four hours but when I don't use medicine I feel burning in my eyes. Please tell me cure so that I never feel burning in my eyes.

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I wear spectacles with +2.5 and -1.5 power lenses. I also uses veldrop gel (sodium carboxymethyl cellulose 1%w/v) but...
Hello this may be due to dryness you can 1. Blink a lot 2. Wash eyes with fresh water 3. Cold compresses 4. Use lubricating eye drop like veldrop gel frequently This is a provisional diagnosis. Consult your ophthalmologist for detailed examination.
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How much drop should I give in eye of moxiford eye drop and how much time in a day.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Vadodara
How much drop should I give in eye of moxiford eye drop and how much time in a day.
Never take medicine for eye without proper check up. It is clear that you are trying to self medicate. Once the eyes are damaged there is no way to clear it.
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I have pain in my eye since last night. Tears are also coming out please help me.

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have pain in my eye since last night. Tears are also coming out
please help me.
Hello this may be due to dryness you can 1. Blink a lot 2. Wash eyes with fresh water 3. Cold compresses 4. Use lubricating eye drop like flogel This is a provisional diagnosis. Consult for detailed examination.
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H2O2 Was dropped on my eye. My eye was got red but eye was clearly seeing everyone's. How can I overcome red of my eye.

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
H2O2 Was dropped on my eye. My eye was got red but eye was clearly seeing everyone's. How can I overcome red of my eye.
Hello wash eyes with fresh water consult local ophthalmologist and he will examine the eye and depending on condition, may give you antibiotic-steroid combination along with lubricating eyedrops.
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When and how vitanova d3 800iu will be given to baby? How many times and how many drop?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, Indian Fellowship of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Pediatrician, Surat
When and how vitanova d3 800iu will be given to baby?
How many times and how many drop?
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