What is the treatment for foot drop problem other than operation? - Online Doctor Chats
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May I know it's best remedy apart from Operation
or exercise and diet which can help to recover
Diet has no role in treating foot drop
but exercises might help to some extent
She needs to keep moving her foot in all directions
first without any resistance to the movements
and then slowly with increasing resistance
It is not possible to demonstrate the exact ways in which she needs to exercise here due to obvious technical limitations
You should consult an orthopedician to prescribe the right exercises and then consult a physiotherapist to help you with the same
But before all that we need to find out the reason for foot drop\
what exactly happened
what exactly happened
and how did your mother develop foot drop?
She had some pain in left leg from few days... but she is not sure the day when this problem of foot drop started
Did she suffer any stroke?
is there anything else apart from foot drop and pain?
Have you consulted with a orthopedic doctor?
what did the doctor tell you about why this has happened?
no , nothing apart from foot drop and pain.
and what did the doctor advise?
she unable to lift up toes
In that case it is very important to find out the cause for this
and ask the doctor to tell you the reason for foot drop
She fell down two three times but she is not sure this is exact reson for this problem. She never noticied this.
based on this we can decide what is the best treatment
Did she hurt her left leg anywhere any time?
no major hurt
It need not be major
particularly if the injury was to the outer aspect of the leg just below the knee
We consulted neourolosit at AIIMs as per him , operation needs to done
If there is no functional problem then you don't have to go for a surgery as that will be of minimal help
In that case you should follow the doctors advise
there must be a strong reason why the doctor advised surgery
If surgery was advised then it means the problem can be corrected by the surgery
but they can't confirm about it's success.
so I suggest you follow what the neurologist advised you
Of course no one will give you 100% guarantee about any surgery
yes..that I agrre
particularly surgeries on nerves, you can never give any kind of guarantee
That is the risk you have to be willing to take
Is there anything else you would like to discuss?
no thank Doctor. Thank you very much..
You are welcome
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