Drop foot occurs when the foot has a weakness or paralysis in the muscles and can be a sign of an underlying neurological disorder or nerve damage. It causes an inability to pick up the front part of the foot when walking, sometimes causing the toes to drag. Often times people compensate by lifting their leg higher when they walk. Drop foot can happen in one or both feet in anyone.
Drop Foot Possible Causes
- Nerve injury (pinched or compressed)
- Sports injury
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
- Hip or knee replacement surgery
- Muscular Dystrophy
Drop Foot Treatment
ASTR uses holistic, noninvasive and pain free approaches to relieving pain without the use of medication. Our doctors use patented ASTR tools to break down and clear the existing scar tissue and myofasical restriction in patients. Specific special exercise programs are given to patients that are designed to reduce inflammation and strengthen the muscle to bring the patient back to a normal functioning and activity.