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Foot Drop help

Im Tim, 7 weeks ago now i had surgery for a herniated L5-S1 disc that caused foot drop in my left foot. I only had the foot drop for about 24 hours before the surgery, i thought it would get better but its been 7 weeks now and almost no improvement! my leg has gotten stronger as ive been at the gym every day, but i still cant lift my foot or toes up. it is very frustrating!! im 33 and very active! with alot of life ahead of me... i just wanted to ask if anyone has gotten there foot back to 100% even 80% ? every post ive read the foot drop seems preminate?? Is there anything that can help with the healing?? please help.........


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    edited 07/12/2015 - 11:01 AM
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  • Hi Tim. I'd take the advise from Savage. It could make you feel better. I know there have been member here who wrote about their 'SLOW & STEADY' recovery from foot drop. No one can tell you it will get 100% better or not but I promise you that for some it does go. Learning the tools they used to recover could be really helpful. I think at this point just knowing that you're not alone will be great! I'm sorry that you're going through this.
    Have you had proper Physical Therapy to learn the exercises you should & shouldn't be doing?
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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