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Hi My husband who's 52 has developped foot drop on the right leg about a year ago. He's walking has been deteriorating since. He had severe pain and crumps in the left leg but with acupuncture got a lot better. But he is still limping. He got a brace which helps him in walking and indeed it is much better with it. Just a few days ago he finally got to see a neurologist, who told him it could be either a nerve root damage or motor neuron deasese.
diagnosed with drop foot. Given mri scan..2 ares of bulging..poss L5 area in my lower back. I did have prolapsed disc in 2008..healed itself.. Im on painkillers..waiting for 2nd scan november. Can anyone advise me..I excercise..walking wear foot support..what other excercise..swimming, massage... Please reply....many thanks...tk care..
I have had MRI, Bone scan, EMG and NCS. I couldn't move my foot at first, but with PT I can move it now. After I got the cast off, my foot will just drop when I walk and feels weak most of the time. I have to wear a brace that somewhat holds my foot up, but I still have to sling my foot forward when I walk. The pain is awful, specially at night. My doctor thinks I should not be hurting because my test were negative for damage and won't give me pain meds. But I HURT. I know it is the nerves.
i also have developed foot drop on my left foot. could this be caused by a leision ? i had an mri 18 months ago and had two white spots and was told it was not conclusive enough for a dx and to see how my symtoms progressed .
I have been suffering from Foot drop on my right foot for the last 4 months now. I am observing a weakness on my right leg too. My physiotheraphist found out that I have a weakness on my right hand too. I have no pain at all on any of those body parts. Neurologist (specialist) did 2 MRI s, one at the back and the other at the right lower part of the leg which is between the knee and the ankle. As per the neurologist both look normal.
I haven't had any injuries/surgery to cause what I think is drop foot but I have all the symptoms, numb/pins and needles cant lift foot up struggling to walk etc. I have been to the doctor who wasn't sure what it was so he sent me for a blood test which came back fine, so now i'm waiting for a scan. I am honestly so so scared. I can cope with the non cardio at the gym.
Most places are trying to go to CD so if yours is on film you won't be able to do this. Typically MRI machines are 1.5T STRENGTH. Open MRI range from 0.5T to 0.7T STRENGTH. I'm not sure if it would be on your films or not. I would asked next time or I went to a website that told what strength it was. The problem is that the better machines (the 3T) are few and far between. Most hospitals do not have them. I will be soon going to a university hospital that advertises having a 3T, 7T, & 8T.
did you have an MRI of your brain?
But then the story started to unfold itself,I had been brought out from the op then they did a test on my foot and saw I had a problem with my left foot (I REMEMBER NOTHING).they took me back in as MRI scan would take to long ? So I was opened up again and they found a blood clot ? Clipped back up and sent to the ward.My first Thought when they told me this was can I still work in my current job ?.can I drive?
A CT scan alone may not determine ALS. It is difficult to diagnose with simply one test.
Before the surgery, I've had an MRI scan of my left thigh, and the report told me I had Infected Baker's Cyst. Later after that surgery, the doctors called my condition as popliteal abscess because what came out from the lump were about 100cc of blood-red-ed pus, and not the supposedly synovial fluid. (well I guess) Now the surgery wound is clean, dry, and somewhat healed. But the big problem is I have Foot Drop!!!
It started with his big toe, spread to the next three, now it is his whole foot. It is not gout, or lymphedema. He has done everything but an MRI. If he stays completely off of it,(laying down only), the swelling decreases by half. the pain subsides to about half. Sometimes the toes are even purple looking, but the doctors says there is adequate blood flow. His foot is warm but not hot.
It would have shown up in the NCS. Do you have the foot drop only on walking? The lumbar MRI is also normal. This helps us to rule out cord compression and sciatic or any other nerve injury. Do you have toe foot drop only on walking? Does it come while you are sitting or lying down?
I had 36 tests (2 head cat scans, 3 brain MRI's, EKG's,EUG, 3 nerve conduction tests, hip MRI, knee CT scan hand MRI, dozens of leg and ankle X-rays and blood tests, nerve biopsy, spinal tap and many more: all results were negative or "unremarkable" - no conclusions or identifying the problem or cause, no path of treatment and no medication.
Hello dear and welcome to the medhelp forum. I understand your anxieties and concern. Foot drop can result due to neurological, muscular or anatomic causes. The causes could be peroneal nerve damage due to positioning, long duration of surgery, anesthetic related issues like needle trauma if you received spinal or epidural anesthesia, toxic drugs or hypotension during surgery. The other causes could be retractors and posture during surgery causing ischemic damage.
My ankle has a burning sensation in it most of the time and my big toe doesn't have any feeling in it. I also have foot drop I have to wear a brace on that leg. The pain doesn't seem as bad as it was. I usually get by without taking any kind of pain medicine during the day but at night I usually take a couple of Lortab that helps me sleep. I've had a MRI C-SCAN AND MYLOGRAM but my doctor can not find anything out of the ordinary. I haven't had the EMG done yet.
My ankle has a burning sensation in it most of the time and my big toe doesn't have any feeling in it. I also have foot drop I have to wear a brace on that leg. The pain doesn't seem as bad as it was. I usually get by without taking any kind of pain medicine during the day but at night I usually take a couple of Lortab that helps me sleep. I've had a MRI C-SCAN AND MYLOGRAM but my doctor can not find anything out of the ordinary. I haven't had the EMG done yet.
my mother was just hospitalized for a week due to "drop foot". Her legs, feet and hands are all numb, very painful and now the drop foot has made her unable to feel her right foot at all. She is treating Hep C with interferon and has been on it for over 5 months with no signs of change. We're wondering if she should stop taking the interferon if this could be the cause of all the added pain & numbness - thoughts??
My new husband left me because he can not stand to see me hurt and now that my legs are getting weak and I have foot drop I need some help with adl's. That and I had to quit work. I have fieled for social security but that takes forever. Any way last week the right side of my face went numb and I went to the er. The Dr did a ct-scan and said that all it showed was my ms. I thought it only showed up on MRI. She said that advanced ms can show up on ct.
) I've had several xrays, a CT scan, a MRI with gad, 2 different bone scans with two different chemicals. Always inconclusive. I ended up with different opinions from the different scans, but they did rule out infection (there was a worry of osteomyelitsis for a bit). I've never had a true diagonsis of Osteochondroma; I recieved my papers from the hospital and thats what they said. My xray (as far as I can remember, they were done in Feb and June) never described a mushroom like appearance.
I am not overweight, I work out regularly, eat healthy, don't smoke. For the past 3 months I have been having severe swelling in my left foot and ankle. At times the swelling continues into my calf and causes a discomfort. I first noticed the swelling after I got home from the gym one evening. I took my shoe off and my foot was huge for no reason. I have not had any injuries, insect bites or infections.
I have bilateral babinski sign, romberg sign, ON, foot drop, loss of sensitivity on my right side, bowel and bladder problems, and other issues.
result normal. MRI of the head: result normal. No trace of stroke or TIA. EMG: result normal. MRI of spine: result normal. No pinched nerve either. My right foot, right buttock, right hand all feel all right. Other than high blood pressure, I'm basically healthy. What could have caused this condition? Is there any test that can tell what's causing this? Is there any medication or treatment that can relieve this condition?
I usually get by without taking any kind of pain medicine during the day but at night I usually take a couple of Lortab that helps me sleep. I've had a MRI C-SCAN AND MYLOGRAM but my doctor can not find anything out of the ordinary. I haven't had the EMG done yet. My doctor says this acts like a diatetic neuropathy to him but I have no history of anything like that in my family and I have been tested and I do not have it.
Posted By Tommy on February 06, 1999 at 01:27:49: In Reply to: Re: Foot drop after back surgery. posted by CCF neuro MD MM on January 18, 1999 at 19:18:09: I had back fusion at L5-S1 on 11-8-98 with the bak cages. Everything was fine until a week after the surgery I developed sever pain in my left leg running down the back of my leg all the way to my big toe. My ankle has a burning sensation in it most of the time and my big toe doesn't have any feeling in it.
Posted By Tommy on February 07, 1999 at 22:52:46: In Reply to: Foot drop after back surgery. posted by Tommy on February 06, 1999 at 01:27:49: : I had back fusion at L5-S1 on 11-8-98 with the bak cages. Everything was fine until a week after the surgery I developed sever pain in my left leg running down the back of my leg all the way to my big toe. My ankle has a burning sensation in it most of the time and my big toe doesn't have any feeling in it.
Re: Foot drop after back surgery. posted by Tommy on February 07, 1999 at 22:52:46: : : I had back fusion at L5-S1 on 11-8-98 with the bak cages. Everything was fine until a week after the surgery I developed sever pain in my left leg running down the back of my leg all the way to my big toe. My ankle has a burning sensation in it most of the time and my big toe doesn't have any feeling in it. I also have foot drop I have to wear a brace on that leg.
i have been having pain my back for about 4 years and have always thought that it was do to my chronic abdomen pain due to multiple surgreys i have been seeking help for a lond time and have not got any results it seems like everyone wants to treat the pain not fix the problem due to my age so over the past three months my right arm has been going numb,burning and i more pain in neck and back it hurts to be on my feet i went to my doctor he sent me to another doctor for carpal tunnel he found a
D Does the stalk being out of place make a difference or is it just something else to write in a report lol NS wanted me to get him the scan overnight so it's on it's way. I wish the silly Neurologist that ordered the MRI and has it already would call me and tell me about my EEG also. Here's the problem....I am SOOOOOOOOOO exhausted that I can hardly function. I've been like this for at least 10 days now. I'm not sure what is or isn't part of that problem.
Hi....I have a foot drop on my left ankle and because of it , I have a swelling whenever I'm on it for any length of time...or if the weather is unusually warm.
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