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1. Who gives treatment for foot drop?
Foot drop involves conditions related to your brain or nervous system. You may visit your doctor for foot drop. After the initial diagnosis, your doctor will refer you to a neurologist for further treatment of foot drop.
2. Is foot drop curable?
The cure depends upon the underlying cause of the condition. If the condition is curable, foot drop occurs only temporarily and can be cured completely. However, in some cases, the underlying condition is not treatable and foot drop may be permanent. Its symptoms can be treated to give you temporary relief.
3. Can physiotherapy help in curing foot drop?
Physiotherapy can help you in curing foot drop in the following ways: it improves the range of movement of your foot and ankle by taking exercise sessions; through exercises for the muscles of the legs it helps to restore normal movements; and it helps to improve balance and posture.
4. Is there any surgery for foot drop?
In some cases, your neurologist may recommend surgery as a cure for foot drop. The surgery involves the transfer of a tendon from a stronger muscle of the leg to your foot. This tendon helps to fuse the foot and the ankle.
5. Can I manage foot drop using home remedies?
It is not possible to manage foot drop with home remedies. You either need to use supportive braces, shoe inserts or take help of a neurologist who will recommend you the treatment for foot drop. You may take care at home by avoiding wet floors, loose wires on the floors or rugs thrown on the floors, that may make you fall due to foot drop.