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Posted on Wed, 3 Sep 2014
Question: my mother drags her right foot when walking three years ago had a broken hip now again has a broken hip right side she skuffs her right foot as in a drag type motion uses a walker but her straight is limited
is there a device that would help her to eliminate this
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
She can be helped by dynamic foot drop splint

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have read your question and I think your mother is having foot drop due to nerve injury so when she walks she has to drag her foot.

Nerve injury can not be repaired and only treatment which can help her is Dynamic foot drop splint. This will make her walking easier. It is easily available both ready made and custom made.

I hope this answer will help you. Let me know if you want to ask any other questions.
Thanks.
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Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma

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Practicing since :2002

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Brief Answer: She can be helped by dynamic foot drop splint Detailed Answer: Hello, I have read your question and I think your mother is having foot drop due to nerve injury so when she walks she has to drag her foot. Nerve injury can not be repaired and only treatment which can help her is Dynamic foot drop splint. This will make her walking easier. It is easily available both ready made and custom made. I hope this answer will help you. Let me know if you want to ask any other questions. Thanks.