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charlie horse-shins

hello, I am a 57 yr male and I used to have terrible Charlie horses in my left calf, as time went on the Charlie horse switched to my shin, and only relief is heat, but now my calf has pretty much left leaving my leg smaller than the left and has given me drop foot.....what to do or is there anything, the neurologist wasn't much help as now my heel is bruised from the slam on the floor.. and have lost strength on the outside of my foot

.any info would be appreciated


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  • Hi and welcome to Spine Health Mackderm!

    If you are having drop foot then I think it would be wise to have it investigated. I believe that it is caused by weakness in the muscle that lifts the foot and weakness is generally a sign that something needs to be dealt with. Please bear in mind that none of us on this site are doctors and are just patients ourselves.

    Have you had an MRI scan of your lumbar spine? Did the neurologist know about your foot drop?
    I think it is time to go and see a spine specialist.
    Take care,

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