Foot drop ( Injury in lateral peroneal nerve) management?
Hello, my father isn’t able to lift his right foot after a road traffic accident when he got injured below knee on outer side. He is 56 years old. He has no other illness. Initially it was not very prominent but from last week even his slipper gets off from foot. He has to lift his foot to keep forward. There is no weakness in sitting , standing or in other limb. What should we do, is it reversible ?
@shubhendu Treatment for foot drop will depend on the cause. Early treatment may improve chances of recovery. Treatments may include:
shoe inserts (orthotics)
Lightweight braces are the most common treatment. They're used to support the leg.
Physical therapy is used to strengthen foot and leg muscles. It may improve a person's ability to walk. In some cases, electronic devices that stimulate the leg nerves during walking may be appropriate.
Surgery may be recommended to try to repair or decompress a damaged nerve. In cases where foot drop is permanent, surgery to fuse the foot and ankle joint or to transfer tendons from stronger muscles may help improve gait and stability.