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Old 07-29-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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For some weird reason I can no longer raise the front half of my foot with the heel on the ground. For example, you are sitting in a chair and are tapping your feet; I can no longer do this with my right foot. It's as if the tendon, ligament, muscle, or whatever is no longer there.

It greatly affects how I walk, as my right foot doesn't act like a rocker (heel, then ball), it just flops down and sometimes I trip because I can't lift the toes up when trying to walk "normally."

Anyone else have this problem?

PS. All of this is occuring after my doctor told me I have a pinched nerve in my back that has affected my left leg..

I'm falling apart.. Help!!

If you look at the picture below, the affected area seems to be the area labeled Extensor Digitorum Longus.

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Old 07-29-2008, 12:57 PM
 
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The problem isn't the tendons....its the nerves that supply the muscles and tendons.

What you have described is a classic foot drop.

This can definitely occur with sciatica or lumbosacral nerve root irritation.

You should really get to surgeon, either an Orthopaedic Spine surgeon or Neurosurgeon sooner rather than later.

The longer you have the foot drop, assuming it is related to a surgically correctable problem like a herniated disc, the less likely you will be to recover the function.

The only option then becomes wearing of a brace, an ankle foot orthosis or AFO


eMedicine - Foot Drop : Article by James W Pritchett
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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The problem isn't the tendons....its the nerves that supply the muscles and tendons.

What you have described is a classic foot drop.

This can definitely occur with sciatica or lumbosacral nerve root irritation.

You should really get to surgeon, either an Orthopaedic Spine surgeon or Neurosurgeon sooner rather than later.

The longer you have the foot drop, assuming it is related to a surgically correctable problem like a herniated disc, the less likely you will be to recover the function.

The only option then becomes wearing of a brace, an ankle foot orthosis or AFO


eMedicine - Foot Drop : Article by James W Pritchett

Thank You bluedevilz! I will consult with one ASAP. I don't want it to stay this way forever. Again, many thanks.
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