Foot drop to me is - devastating. Biggest fear - that it will never improve and I'll never walk normally again. I used to walk 15,000+ steps a day.
My foot drop started with a foot injury (insertional peroneus brevis tendonitis) in April 2016 that made me walk incorrectly and caused lower back pain. I was in terrible pain in May 2016. I fell 3xs before I realized there was anything wrong with my foot gait. I was diagnosed with foot drop in June. After x-rays, MRI, and EMG it was determined I only had degenerative disc disease with no bulges or herniations. I have very little ankle dorsiflexion and cannot walk heel-to-toe on my left foot. I've seen several orthopedists who want to do spinal fusion surgery with a long and difficult recovery and no guarantee of success. I have been prescribed a full ankle AFO but haven't gotten it yet. I don't want to "give in" to that yet. Currently seeing a chiro who practices acupuncture and have had a little improvement.
I'm very interested if anyone has had success with home exercises, vitamins, etc. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm having a bad day today and feeling sorry for myself. But I will never give up hope on getting better.