FOOTDROP

Foot drop is caused by an underlying anatomical, neurological, or muscular condition in which there is an inability to lift the front part of the foot. It typically is experienced impacting one foot but can affect both feet in certain cases. Depending on the cause of it in each individual, footdrop may be temporary or permanent. 

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spineTECH’s Drs Khan and Lo have developed a revolutionary surgical procedure to cure foot drop, an extremely painful and debilitating condition without resorting to medication. Watch the development and process explained behind this highly innovative procedure christened TNT– targeted nerve transfer –  by Dr Lo.

WHAT IS FOOTDROP?

spineTECH’s Drs Khan and Lo have developed a revolutionary surgical procedure to cure foot drop, an extremely painful and debilitating condition without resorting to medication. Watch the development and process explained behind this highly innovative procedure christened TNT– targeted nerve transfer –  by Dr Lo.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

Symptoms of foot drop include:
 
1. Inability to retain footwear or a feeling of loosening of footwear when walking.
2. Dragging the front of the foot while walking.
3. Frequent tripping and falls during walking.
4. Exaggerating steps by raising the thighs higher than normal to prevent the toes from scraping the floor.
5. Loss of balance when standing with eyes closed and without support.
6. Pain, weakness or numbness in parts of the foot
7. Foot flopping away from the body or an inability to raise the toes or move the ankle from side to side.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?

Foot drop can be caused by neurological, muscular or spinal cord disorders as well as nerve injuries and is a symptom of an underlying medical condition.
 
1. Weakness/ injury or trauma in specific muscles of the leg that are responsible for lifting the foot and the toes.
2. Pinched, damaged or degenerated nerves in the lower back and/ or leg
3. Neurological causes such as radiculopathy, herniated disc, spinal stenosis
4. Neuropathy (damage of the nerves) due to systemic and metabolic conditions such as diabetes
5.  Any peripheral nerve disorders

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