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201 Possible Causes for Foot Drop, Walking with a Cane

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  • Lumbar Laminectomy

    I almost fell at work one day because the numbness affected my balance, and had to resort to walking with a cane. It's now July 25th.[steadyhealth.com] The patient now experiences foot drop, chronic pain , and a significant reduction in his mobility after undergoing this procedure. Question(s) For Expert Witness 1.[theexpertinstitute.com] ., foot drop, extremity weakness, numbness or decreased sensation, saddle anesthesia, bladder dysfunction or bowel dysfunction) confirmed by imaging studies (e.g., CT or MRI[aetna.com]

  • Hemiplegia

    Laboratory gait analysis was performed for 14 non-hemiplegic elderly (NE) and 12 post-stroke hemiplegic elderly walking without cane (HNC) and 11 walking with a cane (HWC)[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] For example, if your foot is weakened and you suffer from foot drop , the use of a supportive foot brace (or an ankle-foot orthotic) might be needed.[flintrehab.com] Assistive Devices Assistive devices, such as braces, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs, can increase strength and movement in patients with weakened or paralyzed limbs.[saebo.com]

  • Osteoarthritis

    Some examples include: Cushioning shoe inserts can ease the pressure put on the hip joint when walking. Using a cane can provide extra stability.[arthritis-health.com] Foot posture, foot mobility magnitude and navicular drop did not moderate the effect of footwear on outcomes.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient was able to walk independently with a cane. When he re-applied six months later, hip movements were severely limited and painful.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hemiparesis

    Assistive Devices Assistive devices, such as braces, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs, can increase strength and movement in patients with weakened or paralyzed limbs.[saebo.com] For example, if your foot is weakened and you suffer from foot drop , the use of a supportive foot brace (or an ankle-foot orthotic) might be needed.[flintrehab.com] The laboratory testing consisted of the subject walking normally with a cane at his comfortable walking speed across a 10-m walkway.[rehab.research.va.gov]

  • Neurological Disorder

    drop and may have wasting of tibialis anterior (weak foot dorsiflexion, toe extension and foot eversion) 8.[slideshare.net] […] person or an assistive device, such as a walker, two crutches, or two canes.[ssa.gov] drop (weakness extensor hallucis longus)  L5 dermatomal sensory impairment 15.[slideshare.net]

  • Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor

    At 3-month follow-up, the patient walked with a cane with no further deficits except mild ataxia, which resolved within 6 months.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] He subsequently developed rapidly progressive motor weakness in the same myotome, which caused a foot drop. On examination, his straight-leg raise test was normal.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Ataxia

    Three weeks after admission, his gait has improved and he walks with a cane. (See the video at CurrentPsychiatry.com for an illustration of this progressive recovery.)[mdedge.com] A foot-drop will cause the patient lift that leg higher, and the gait disturbance is called a “steppage” gait.[dartmouth.edu] Gait aids (such as a cane or walker) can be provided to decrease the risk of falls associated with impairment of balance or poor coordination .[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Arachnoiditis

    She could walk with a cane 6 months postoperatively.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 21-year-old male who sustained an injury in a fall from a tree 2 years back, presented with history of chronic progressive low back pain and left foot drop.[onlinejets.org] The patient could walk without a cane 3 years after the shunt operation, although numbness and motor weakness of the lower extremities remained.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Tarlov Cyst

    And where I used to be able to jump and run, I walk with a cane or arm crutches. I recently learned from the Dr.[globalgenes.org] Foot drop and atrophy of the foot muscles Motor neuron symptoms are less frequently observed in patients with STCs.[omicsonline.org] Foot drop is a more obvious symptom than atrophy of the intrinsic foot muscles, and it is Sacral Tarlov cysts Large cysts Nerve root dilations and small cysts Microscopic[omicsonline.org]

  • Allopurinol

    If you need to walk, use a cane or get a pair of crutches from your doctor or a home health care supply store.[arthritis.about.com] drop, seizure, status epilepticus , myoclonus, twitching, cerebral infarction, stroke, tremor [ Ref ] Confusion, foot drop, seizure, status epilepticus, myoclonus, twitching[drugs.com] Headache Very rare (less than 0.01%): Ataxia, somnolence, coma, paralysis, paresthesia, neuropathy, taste perversion, neuritis Frequency not reported : Drowsiness, confusion, foot[drugs.com]

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