Foot Drop

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Foot Drop

1. Dianosis It can strike at any age, people with weakened muscles within the foot.2. Organism Causing Disease Underlying problem, nerve injury (sports injuries, hip or knee replacement surgery, childbirth etc), brain or spinal disorders, muscle disorders. 3. Symptoms Either temporary or permanent depending on the cause. (Neurodegenerative disorders of the brain causes muscular problems, stroke...etc)4. Type of Transmission Occurs when people have spinal cord injures, and brain disorders.5. Treatmeants It will depend on the cause of Foot Drop. Some treatments include lightweight braces, shoe inserts (orthotics), physical theraphy which will strenthen the muscles and will maintain the joints motion in the foot, or surgery. 6. Vaccine Available?There is no medical vaccines available to treat Foot Drop.7. Prognosis Depends on the cause of foot drop. Foot drop caused by tauma or a nerve damage usually shows partial or even complete recovery. Foot drop will be a symptom that is likely to contiune as a lifelong disability, but not shorten life expectancy.

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What is Foot Drop?

Split Brain Assignment - Kaitlyn Riley

Foot Drop is inability to raise the front part of the foot due to the weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the foot. It can happen to one foot or both feet.Individuals with foot drop scuff their toes along the ground or bend their knees to lift their foot higher than usual to aviod scuffing, this cause "steppage" gait.

References:Office of Communications and Public Liaison National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD 20892 Last updated January 29, 2009Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on February 02, 2014


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