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my husband found out about a year ago he had foot drop. could his foot drop been a sign of his aneursym that he suffered from.
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Hi.

It would somehow depend on whether you mean an unruptured brain aneurysm or a ruptured brain aneurysm. Persons with an unruptured aneurysm typically do not exhibit symptoms, which is why the diagnosis is hardly ever made until after the aneurysm ruptures.

A ruptured aneurysm, on the other hand, is related to symptoms of sudden onset of a severe headache, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, and a transient loss of vision or consciousness.  In some cases, foot drop can also occur.

Foot drop, however, can also be caused by other conditions, such as spinal cord injury, spinal stenosis, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, etc.

You should consult a neurologist to have your husband's symptoms assessed.

Hope this helps.
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Hi,
How is your husband feeling now?
Foot drop is a condition due to significant weakness of ankle and toe dorsiflexion.
Foot drop can be associated with a variety of conditions such as dorsiflexor injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, stroke, neuropathies, drug toxicities, or diabetes. The causes are further classified into anatomic, muscular and neurological.
Neurologic causes of foot drop include mononeuropathies of the deep peroneal, common peroneal, or sciatic nerves, Lumbosacral plexopathy among others.
An aneurysms which he suffered earlier can cause, but only if it has ruptured.
A  CT scan will definitely help in evaluating the condition.
A visit to orthopaedicain and physiotherapist will help.
Hope this helps.
Bye.
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Hi,
It could be an coincidence for both aneuyrsm and   foot drop to appear in succession.

Foot drop is   known to occur when dorsiflexion is affected due to muscle involvement primarily or secondary to nerve involvement.
Aneuyrsm to cause such a condition is rare. Possibility can arise provided an embolism as occurred from the clots with the aneuyrsmal sac.
Have  an appointment with your medical officer  
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my husband had a rupture in his brain an they clipped it. he has also suffered 2 strokes because of this. right under the part where they did surgery at but nothing we cant over come. he has lost the feeling on the left side we have been in the hopital for 18 days he is in icu but doing very well. before all of this he had got the foot drop an they did an mri but that was fine. they said when my husband was down in bed for a couple of days from the flu. they said he might of pinched a nerve in the leg which caused the foot drop. this is all so confusing i just want him to get the best treatment an i dont want to miss any thing thank you all so much for your help
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Hi,
From your last post, it looks like the foot drop was not caused by the ruptured  aneuyrsm in the cranial cavity. In this case, regarding foot drop a local pathology can be considered. Hence a thorough clinical evaluation is needed.
If there is a compression on the nerve, the cause must be found. If there was some trauma, then nerve injury shall be considered. In case of nerve injury , recovery depends upon the severity of nerve injury.
In case of no recovery and no cause found out, secondary reconstructions are possible i.e tendon transfers.
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thank you if i have any more questions i will ask i think you answered everything for now. you have been a great help thank you again. i will have to keep on looking into this matter. freeman29
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