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Re: Drop Foot
Mar 26, 2007
Hi,
I too had foot drop, however, most of it was eliminated with my micro-d. I still can't walk on my heels, nor dorsiflex my foot very well. I have been going to P.T. for strengthening. There are certain exercises that will help. I have been doing alot of them in the water, as to not irritate the weakened nerves and muscles.
I do exercise at home with a #2 band to pull up on my toes, while sitting. Please do not get discouraged, as these situations can take a long time to resolve.
You probably will get some improvement. Is your foot drop the result of a disc problem? It will also depend on how long you have had this.
I wish you well.
God bless
Kay
Re: Drop Foot
Mar 26, 2007
Today my doctor told me to do foot flexes in the pool, to do circular motions with my foot and to use a flexband to pull the foot up in the water as well. If the land walking does not work without severe pain, he told me to do no land walking except in the house and concentrate on the pool therapy. He is concerned about my foot -- at this time it is not foot drop -- PRAISE THE LORD --but he has told me that he is hopeful that my weakness, numbness, nerve pain is simply due to the length of time the sciatia nerve was inflamed and that everything is just settling. He told me I could have the pain for up to one year after my fusion and that it very possible that this could be permanent damage but it is to soon to tell.

Kay would you please share any other exercises you are doing?? I would like to have them for later once I have accomplished the other in the pool. Thanks.
Re: Drop Foot
Mar 26, 2007
[QUOTE=123dietdrpepper;2884367]Today my doctor told me to do foot flexes in the pool, to do circular motions with my foot and to use a flexband to pull the foot up in the water as well. If the land walking does not work without severe pain, he told me to do no land walking except in the house and concentrate on the pool therapy. He is concerned about my foot -- at this time it is not foot drop -- PRAISE THE LORD --but he has told me that he is hopeful that my weakness, numbness, nerve pain is simply due to the length of time the sciatia nerve was inflamed and that everything is just settling. He told me I could have the pain for up to one year after my fusion and that it very possible that this could be permanent damage but it is to soon to tell.

Kay would you please share any other exercises you are doing?? I would like to have them for later once I have accomplished the other in the pool. Thanks.[/QUOTE]

When can they tell if the nerve damage is permanent and how?





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