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heel drop?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
I have had both cervical and lumbar fusions. Haven't had any surgery in several years, and since being on Mobic have been doing very well. Recently, I have noticed that when I walk, my heels hit very hard. That is, I sound like a horse clippety clopping (as in sounds like 4 feet) when I walk. There is noticeable wear on the heals of my sneakers. I never walked like this before. Any ideas?

Thanks so much :H


  • I'm sorry I cannot be of much help, but I have the same problem. I had a diskectomy (sp?) 2 months ago, and am having lots of nerve pain in my foot. Before I had the surgery, different nurses kept asking me if I had foot drop. I said no, but I did not even know for sure. I have a hard time lifting up my foot due to numbness. Even after surgery it's not better. I sometimes trip over things if I forget to lift up my foot. It's like I have to think about it all the time, and when I walk, I slap that foot down harder than the other.

    I am currently in physical therapy, and they had me walking on the treadmill. I sounded sort of like a horse on there slapping my foot while I walked. The dr. says it's normal, and it will get better, and I am hoping so, but I know some people on here never get better. Anyway, I was never diagnosed with foot drop, but even the dr. said he thought for a minute that I had it when he asked me to stand on my toes, and on my left foot I could not do that.
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