Posts for category: Foot Drop
Foot Drop is a fairly common condition and one that is best treated by a podiatrist. Foot drop occurs when the nerves in the foot become irritated, have damage done to them or the muscles are weaker than those around them. This causes the top part of the foot to become almost paralyzed. Since it is not able to move as it should, this can cause issues with a person's gait, as well as being painful.
There are many different types of treatment since the cause of foot drop can stem from many sources. A common course of treatment we prescribe here at Advanced Foot and Ankle Care is what we call an AFO brace. This brace can help with some of the causes of foot drop and can be custom made to help with a person's specific issues. Most insurance companies cover most of the cost, if not all of the cost, of the AFO brace.
If you or someone you know thinks you might be suffering from foot drop, call one of our offices and schedule an appointment today. We would be happy to have one of our doctors evaluate you and help find a treatment plan that is right for you.