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Hi, my name is Pix232. I've had foot drop for 6 weeks, and neurologists don't know what's wrong

Pix232Pix232 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Ive had foot drop for 6 weeks mri on back clear seen a neurologist and they dont know what it is i have weakness in arm and fingers to so miss my independence cant drive falling just feel if they dont know who does ?


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,083 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    Sorry about your problems and that they dont know what is wrong 

    Hopefully keep on at them to find out so you can get treatment 

    The thing I missed most when becoming disabled was the independence driving gave me 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,091

    Scope community team

    edited February 4
    Hello @Pix232

    Welcome to the community, sorry to hear you aren't getting many answers at the minute, hopefully if you keep asking the questions of the health professionals you will find out soon. 

    You mention falling, I'm not sure how frequentlythis happens to you but please ensure you mention this to your GP, and make sure you get yourself checked out if you have any injuries.

    Take care, and hopefully this community can be a supportive outlet for you.
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  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 7,891 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Pix232 - & welcome to the community. I'm sorry to read your neurologist couldn't find a reason for your foot drop following the report on your MRI, & you also have other issues. Might you consider contacting your GP with your ongoing concerns? They are in the best position to help, as they should have received a report from your neurologist, & also know your medical history.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,010

    Scope community team

    Hello and welcome to the community @Pix232 :) How are you today? 

    I'm also sorry to hear that you haven't been able to find a solution to your foot drop. I'd agree that going to see your GP would be a good idea. Perhaps they could refer you to a physiotherapist? 

    When I had a look on the NHS website they suggested that the following tests could be done. Have you been able to access any of the other tests? 

    Diagnosing foot drop

    Foot drop is often diagnosed during a physical examination. Your GP will look at the way you walk and examine your leg muscles.

    In some cases, imaging tests, such as an X-rayultrasound scan or CT scan, may be required.

    Nerve conduction tests may be recommended to help locate where the affected nerve is damaged.

    Electromyography, where electrodes are inserted into the muscle fibres to record their electrical activity, may also be carried out at the same time.

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