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Foot Drop Group

Foot Drop is a support group. The goal of group is to share information, and connect with others dealing with foot drop. Foot Drop can be caused by stroke, back or spine injury and tumor.

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Hi, my name is Jen and I'm 22 years old. This past June I went to the hospital because I suddenly lost use of my left leg. I had a severe herniation at L5S1 pressing on the peronial nerve but the neurosurgeon said that couldn't be the ca...
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Hello, I have had foot drop for over a year following THR. I kept hoping it would get better as they said but the weeks have turned in to months and now a year. I have had nerve tests that show damage to the sciatic nerve---all my pain a...
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Hello everyone i would like to share with you about my story. I had a bad accident july 2012 on a motorcycle, i broke my hip,pinched sciatic nerve,broken ribs,Blood transfusion,TBI, after i was left with all of these broken bones my left...
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When I was 7 years old in 1979 I developed a drop foot out of nowhere. After 2 years of visiting 14 doctors, I had 7 hour exploratory surgery where the top neurosurgeon, Dr. David Kline, found a Schwannoma (Benign Tumor) growing on my p...
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I have had foot drop since March, 2014. I have severe drop foot in both feet. I originally was sent to a back specialist and, after examinaation and MRI, the specialit said it was not due to na back problem. I was then referred to a n...
Contralto | Posted
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My daughter was injured in October and has to have a heel cord lengthening in April. Her Dr. says she will receive a custom plastic AFO. From what I have read these are bulky and uncomfortable and I will have to buy 2 different size shoe...
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Hello, I'm Claire a 25 year old enjoys going to the gym 5-6 times a week. I haven't had any injuries/surgery to cause what I think is drop foot but I have all the symptoms, numb/pins and needles cant lift foot up struggling to walk etc....
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I have foot drop on my left foot and my right leg is shorter on the right side due to a broken hip. I don't feel quite right walking yet. I do were a foot drop device. But some days I am less stable than others. What can I do?
BarbaraJahn | Posted
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Have any of the ladies in this group found any form of high heels(or low heels) that work with a brace? I have been wearing chunky low heels, my doctor says he doesn't know how I haven't killed myself yet, but I think vanity is winning.
Chelle45 | Posted
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I have had foot drop for over a year. I have a basic plastic off the shelf AFO and another one that has big screw joints at the ankle. I can NOT find a shoe to wear other than a big bulky men's jogging shoe. Any idea's on where to find "...
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Hello all! So glad I found this group. I developed foot drop about 5 years ago after a motorcycle accident where I broke my hip, tibia, and fibula. They are not sure which break caused the foot drop. At first it was completely paraly...
JessG16 | Posted
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Hi everyone. I have had drop foot for four years after three discs slipped and squashed the nerve. I currently wear a brace which is ok but walk with a limp. I can not walk for too long without getting pain in the ankle and I certainly c...
poppyhead | Posted
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I recently developed really severe drop foot. I cannot lift it at ALL. Total paralysis. I started taking vitamin b 12 and after I take it, a little later it might give me a tiny bit of movement. Earlier, for instance, if I sat on the...
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I suffer from drop foot and as a consequence have been fitted with a couple of brace type things. Looking at them logically, with the front of the foot raised at the correct angle, my ability to walk should be greatly improved. Alas no, ...
rodansdog | Posted
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Hi all, I have now (thankfully!!!) fully recovered from my FD which was caused by a Neuropraxial crush injury to my peroneal nerve at Xmas (dec 27 2012). I have a full Carbon Fibre 'Toe Off' brace which I have used literally about 10 t...
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It is good to know that there is a current support group for foot drop. I was stopped in traffic in 2009 and rear ended, two days later a sharp pain shot down my leg and 2 days after that I had complete foot drop. I like to call my gai...
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Hi: I l was walking home one day about 4 months Jan when my left ago when out of the blue my left foot slid inward. It just dropped in. By the time I got home, I had no strength from my knee to my foot. I was dragging it. So I rested an...
mbooo | Last answer
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What Research is currently being carried out on foot drop? This includes research on possible therapies, braces etc.
Linda91 | Posted
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Hi everyone! I am currently designing a brace for foot drop. I began this project last year when I was astounded by the lack of design in today's orthotics. Alot of the braces currently on the market are overpriced, uncomfortable,...
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I am a Doctor of Internal Medicine. I have developed a simple technique to improve foot drop. I wish it worked on severe foot drop, but perhaps once I prove this works, we can find ways to help that as well. Many patients with a bad foot...
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