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Who else has Drop foot

fb2018fb2018 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited July 2019 in Disabled people
How many people on the forum have this condition, how do you cope with it any hints or tips would be much appreciated . THANKS 


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @fb2018   Pleased to meet you welcome.

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  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @fb2018, and welcome!

    I'm tagging in @harrisonjohn and @George12 who have both discussed drop foot on the community in the past.

    There's also some helpful information on this NHS page which may be worth a read. Have a look, and do feel free to come back to us with any questions.

    If you have foot drop, you'll find it difficult to lift the front part of your foot off the ground. This means you'll have a tendency to scuff your toes along the ground, increasing your risk of falls. To prevent this, you may lift your foot higher than usual when walking.

    Recovery depends on the cause of foot drop and how long you've had it. In some cases it can be permanent.
    Making small changes in your home, such as removing clutter and using non-slip rugs and mats, can help prevent falls. There are also measures you can take to help stabilise your foot and improve your walking ability.
  • DinkypinsScope1DinkypinsScope1 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Yep intermittent in my left side, I have nerve damaged that causes other things too.
  • KittyTinkerKittyTinker Member Posts: 77 Pioneering
    My son uses a PACE from Odstock medical. It was recommended by his physio. He has annual reviews where he is timed and videotaped walking with and without it and it makes a great difference. 
  • fb2018fb2018 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks , my footdrop is permanet due to neuro surgery. I suffer horrific nerve paon in my right leg and ca manage to walk about 10meters then rest i use a 4 wheel rollator.
    I get pips top rate but still ssp from work what type of benefits do you recieve . Thanks ps are you also classed  as disabled? 
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