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If you suffer from foot drop, don’t hesitate to Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists.

What is Foot Drop?

Patients who suffer from Foot drop, also known as drop foot, generally have difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. The front of the foot may unintentionally drag on the ground when patients walk.

Neurologists classify Foot drop as a sign or side effect of an underlying neurological, muscular or anatomical problem, rather than a disease in it’s own right. 

Sometimes foot drop lasts only a short time, but some cases can result in a permanent deficit. Patients with Foot Drop may need to wear a brace on the ankle and foot to hold the foot in a normal position.

Drop foot is a condition that occurs when the muscles (too weak lift the foot) present a difficulty lifting the foot and toes when walking. The treatment for drop foot depends on the underlying cause of the condition. If the drop foot is due to a nerve injury or compression, surgery may come highly recommended to repair the nerve or remove the compression. In some cases, physical therapy and exercises to strengthen the muscles in the foot and leg may come highly recommended.

Orthotics, such as braces or splints, may also also come highly to provide support and improve foot and ankle function. In cases where conservative measures do not provide adequate relief, functional electrical stimulation (FES) represents another highly recommended option. FES involves using electrical impulses to stimulate the nerves and muscles that control foot and ankle movement. It remains important to consult with a doctor or physical therapist to determine the best course of treatment for your specific condition and to discuss the potential risks and benefits of each treatment option. With proper treatment, many individuals with drop foot can improve their walking ability and quality of life.

If you would like to speak to one of our texas orthopedic specialists, give us a call at 817-697-4038, or contact us over the web. Tele-medicine appointments are also available.