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DROP FOOT??? any info. ladies???

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive May 2006: DROP FOOT??? any info. ladies???
By Monicamomof3 on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 10:57 am:

I have had drop foot and numbness in my right leg since giving birth to baby #4. (3.5 weeks) I have an MRI scheduled and was just wondering if any of you (or anyone you may know) has experienced this. I'm SO SCARED THAT IT COULD BE PERMANENT! :(

Does anyone know anything about it. If so, what caused it for you and did you (or the person you know) get better?


Thank you so much!

By Sandysmom on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 11:08 am:

I've never heard of it but (((hugs))). Please let us know how the MRI turns out.

By Karen~moderator on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 11:34 am:

My sister had drop foot after back surgery - it was due to nerve damage. After physical therapy and exercises, she has recovered at least 95%. The MRI will show if you have suffered a herniated or ruptured disk in your lumbar spine region, or pressure on the nerve, which is *normally* what would cause that. Good luck!!!

By Luvn29 on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 12:26 pm:

I had drop foot for awhile as one of my symptoms with my crazy disability. I wore a brace on my leg with it and carried on as "normal". It wasn't permanent, even with me being permanently and legally disabled. I no longer wear the brace, and haven't in a while. You can regain function of your foot and the muscles and nerves controlling it. I am experiencing it again a little as my symptoms are slowing creeping back, but that is just because that is how my disablity works. More than likely, you had some nerve damage in the way you carried and/or delivered the baby. This should clear up. I wouldn't panic until they do the MRI, see exactly where the damage is, and then decide on the course of action to fix it. And I have no doubt that it will be fixable! Good luck and try not to worry.

By Monicamomof3 on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 10:18 pm:

Thanks ladies! I'll let you know when I get the results back.

I'm still so scared that I will never be able to run with my kids again. :(


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