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Posted on Sat, 23 Mar 2019
Question: I cannot lift my feet higher enough without draging my feet. I get very tired and can only walk about 10 minutes without almost falling down.
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Probably a foot drop syndrome, kindly more details are needed

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your symptoms seem to be related to the foot drop syndrome.

It is a medical condition caused by a neurological or muscular disorder.

More details are needed to help me through the diagnosis.

Do you have any other medical conditions such as diabetes?

Are you taking any medications currently?

Do you have numbness or tingling in your foot or leg?

Do you have numbnessnumbness or uncle weakness in other parts of the body?

Meanwhile, I recommend doing physical therapy.

I suggest to do exercises that strengthen your leg muscles and also stretching exercises.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.


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I cannot lift my feet higher enough without draging my

Brief Answer: Probably a foot drop syndrome, kindly more details are needed Detailed Answer: Hello dear and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Your symptoms seem to be related to the foot drop syndrome. It is a medical condition caused by a neurological or muscular disorder. More details are needed to help me through the diagnosis. Do you have any other medical conditions such as diabetes? Are you taking any medications currently? Do you have numbness or tingling in your foot or leg? Do you have numbnessnumbness or uncle weakness in other parts of the body? Meanwhile, I recommend doing physical therapy. I suggest to do exercises that strengthen your leg muscles and also stretching exercises. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.