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Offline maria1985

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foot drop??????
« on: April 03, 2007, 07:24:14 PM »
hi everyone
i have heard a few of you talk about foot drop so i was wondering if anyone could tell me what it is
and how do you know if you have it?
someone in the past has mentioned it to me before.

thanks
maria.xx
chronic knee pain since 10 years old.
lateral release in 2000
goldwaithes in 2002
2 weeks intensive physio in 2005
nowhere near to finding the course of the problem.

Offline Hamish9

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Re: foot drop??????
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2007, 10:03:22 PM »
Hi Maria,

Footdrop is a condition where your foot just hangs and you have no or limited ability to lift (dorsiflex) or move your foot outwards (avert). The cause is usually caused by damage to the peroneal nerve that runs down the outside of your knee and wraps around the head of the fibula. The damage can be caused by trauma (as in my case when I broke the fibula) or by scar tissue putting pressure on the nerve. Someone with footdrop generally wears a brace to hold their foot up otherwise they would forever be tripping up.

Hamish
Broke fibula and dislocated knee rugby training
Fibula repair and Posterolateral Corner reconstruction Sept 06
Footdrop
ACL reconstruction Feb 07

Offline maria1985

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Re: foot drop??????
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2007, 11:44:45 AM »
thanks for the info on that hamish, i've heard it many times on this site so was curious to know what it was.

maria.xx
chronic knee pain since 10 years old.
lateral release in 2000
goldwaithes in 2002
2 weeks intensive physio in 2005
nowhere near to finding the course of the problem.