Foot drop is a condition commonly caused by nerve compression that may start gradually or appear suddenly; making it difficult to stand, walk or lift the affected foot.
Foot Drop Symptoms:
• Inability to hold footwear. A feeling of loosening of the footwear may cause discomfort & dragging of the affected foot while walking.
• Tripping. Weakness in the muscles of the foot & toes may result in frequent tripping.
• Falls. It is common to stumble & fall with foot drop. Falls occur due to the inability to properly lift the front part of the foot & toes while walking.
• High steppage gait. This type of walking pattern is characterized by raising the thigh up in an exaggerated fashion, such as in climbing stairs.
• Limp foot. The affected foot may flop away from the body.
• Numbness. Loss of sensation may occur in the lower leg &/or foot.
• Often unilateral. Foot drop typically affects one foot, especially when caused by a pinched nerve in the lower back or leg.
Non-surgical spinal decompression can successfully treat Drop Foot caused by nerve compression. Call Triangle Spinal Decompression today! We’ll provide a thorough evaluation to determine how we may help! Call 919-469-8897