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Drop foot

Casey111012CCasey111012 Posts: 2
edited 12/19/2014 - 9:02 PM in New Member Introductions
I am very frustrated with all the research that I have done on drop foot, I have had it since 7-17-2011. I was in a very bad car accident,and almost lost my life, I guess you would say I am very lucky to be here, but I want to be who I was. I did very thing Do torsasked of me, plenty of pain, plenty of surgeries. I wanted a nerve transfer, but now they are saying too Late now. This upsets me and is driving me crazy, now they are suggesting tendon transfer, it will get rid of my brace, but it will never remove the nighttime fights I have with my foot, it drives me crazy. Has anyone foot drop recover? I have had Pt and more Pt I walk the beach (nota pretty site) but I give it my best, I bike ride. I just want my foot back with feelings.


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • I had total right foot drop with some success recovering the plantarflexion. There is still no power in dorsiflexion. I'm considered a surgical success and am now down to PT and walking with a brace. I hate the brace but I need a shoe that now fits better with it.
    Since having the cane I've met a lot of seniors and a few younguns in various mobility circumstances who offer wisdom and comraderie.
    This is all I have for you. Foot drop is ridiculous and horrible in one. There is one more person that you know of who's struggling too. I presented foot drop in hospital and it took weeks for me to have the surgery and I wonder if it would have made a difference had it been a few days and not 21. I can't go back same as you can't. By God I wish we could.
    Keep walking in the sand. Right now I have ice and snow to contend. Keep biking. Keep smiling. Keep posting and maybe somene who's had any foot drop specific surgery to correct it will post. I can't imagine having to learn how to walk a third time though. I don't have it in me.
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