1. Who gives treatment for foot drop?
Traditionally, foot drop is treated by a doctor who has a specialisation in brain and nerve disorders (neurologist).
2. Is foot drop curable?
Whether a foot drop can be cured by the treatment depend upon the cause. If the cause of the foot drop can be successfully treated, the condition can be cured. However, if the cause cannot be treated, it may turn into a lifelong affliction.
3. Can physiotherapy help in curing foot drop?
Yes, strengthening and toning the muscles around the limbs help greatly in minimising foot drop. Such exercises also bring mobility to the feet.
4. Is there any surgery for foot drop?
If your foot drop is relatively new, you are likely to benefit from a nerve surgery. However, if you are having the condition for a longer duration, the doctor may suggest fusing the ankle or foot bones. The doctor may also attach a working muscle and the attached tendon to another part of the foot.
5. Can I manage foot drop using home remedies?
There are a few home remedies for foot drop that can help you live more comfortably. These include decluttering your house, avoiding the use of floor carpets, keeping electric wires away from pathways, etc.