Foot drop can be seen in any disease that causes damage to the innervating motor neurons of the dorsiflexor
muscles of the ankle and toe.
and strengthening exercise (strengthening of knee extensor, hip flexor, or ankle dorsiflexor
On neurological examination, his dorsiflexor
strength of right ankle was 4/5 and eversion strength of left ankle was 3/5.
Effects of a general exercise program on plantarflexor and dorsiflexor
strength and power of older women.
After six weeks of treatment, the patient was discharged recovered, with blood results within reference ranges, with weakness of foot dorsiflexor
, tilting of the pelvis to the left during verticalization.
The TA is a strong inverter and dorsiflexor
of the foot.
The primary physician's initial diagnosis was a suspected lumbar radiculopathy with profound dorsiflexor
Patients with PAD had significantly decreased ankle dorsiflexor
torque in late stance compared with control subjects (p = 0.
Poor peak dorsiflexor
torque associated with incidence of ankle injury in elite field female hockey players.
Different functions place different demands on different muscles; for instance the strength of the dorsiflexor
and hip flexor muscles strongly correlates with walking speed and endurance in people after stroke (Dorsch et al 2012), whilst the strength of the hip extensors, flexors and knee extensors are important for successful performance of stair climbing (Bohannon and Walsh 1991).
The reason for nocturnal leg cramps is unknown, but exercise physiologists hypothesize that it may be related to an individual's general decreased activity, the profound relaxation of the dorsiflexor
muscles, and the ankle's plantar flexion relaxation during the night (Daniell & Pentrack, 2013).
Surgical reconstruction was performed to convert the posterior tibia muscle and tendon into a foot dorsiflexor
by splitting and inserting into the Tibialis anterior and the Peroneus brevis tendon.