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DID YOU KNOW???

FOOT DROP/ DROP FOOT

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

Foot drop can stem from weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the foot. Foot drop is a symptom of an underlying temporary or permanent problem, rather than a disease.

Some causes of foot drop include:

    • nerve injury (damage to the peroneal nerve)

    • brain of spinal disorders

    • muscle disorders

Some common ways damage occurs include:

 

Nerve Injury

Brain or Spinal disorders

Muscle Disorder

Sports Injury

Stroke

Muscular Dystrophy

Diabetes

Multiple Sclerosis(MS)

Amytrophic lateral sclerosis

Hip or knee replacement surgery

Cerebral Palsy

Polio

Spending lots of time sitting cross legged or squatting

Charcot-Marie Tooth disease

 

Childbirth

 

 

Time spent in a leg cast

 

 

 

 

HOW TO IMPROVE?

 

AFOs, and lower limb orthoses generally, are prescribed to correct neuromotor disorders. These semi-rigid L-shaped braces stabilize both the foot and ankle to bring muscles and joints into alignment. The braces extend up the calf, and are typically made of hard plastic and has straps that can connect together to hold the device in place, and bring stability to the foot, ankle, and lower leg by immobilizing it.

 

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