foot drop


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foot drop

Loss of the ability to bend the ankle so that the foot rises. This may be due to disorders of the lower spinal cord or of the nerves to the muscles that flex the ankle. Foot drop seriously interferes with walking. A foot brace may be necessary.
References in classic literature ?
His strength then failed him and he let Patroclus' foot drop from his hand, as he fell full length dead upon the body; thus he died far from the fertile land of Larissa, and never repaid his parents the cost of bringing him up, for his life was cut short early by the spear of mighty Ajax.
To combat a symptom of MS called foot drop, Hile wears a carbon fiber ankle-foot orthosis (AFO), custom-designed and fit by her Encinitas, California-based Hanger Clinic orthotist Ara Mirzaian.
Foot drop is a clue symptom with a wide range of diagnosis including cerebral, spinal, and peripheral causes.
A common gait symptom is foot drop, which is a decrease in ankle dorsiflexion during the swing phase of gait, resulting in an increased likelihood for tripping and falling.
We describe an 81-year-old female patient with cortical infarct presenting with sudden onset isolated foot drop, which to the best of our knowledge, was the third case in English literature.
[3] Defeating foot drop: http://momentummagazineonline.com/defeating-foot-drop/
In the last month, I have developed "right foot drop" after running only two miles.
Prior to surgery, a right, complete foot drop developed (grade 0/5 dorsiflexion).
Now in the set-up of that, the stunt co-ordinator says, 'Listen everyone, this is a waterfall, that's a 90-100 foot drop down there and the ground is very slippery, just be careful!' "I put my foot on this rock just to hang out and chill out while they were setting up and as I'm doing that it's slippery, obviously.
That means he suffers from foot drop, the inability to lift the front part of his left foot.