drop foot

i had microdiscetomy ( rt leg sciatic nerve pain)dec 20 and I have some numbness in my right leg. my gait is off alittle I cannot stand on my tip toes on my right foot. I think it is called drop foot …not sure. I was wondering if it goes away on its own after time or rehab?

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    May PT

    9 10

    It depends on if the nerve supplying the muscle that holds your foot up when you take a step was stretches, nicked or cut. Nerves outside the spinal cord will regenerate at a rate of about a few mm per month. You see nerve regeneration can take sometime. I would say give it a good year and after that if you still have dropfoot chances are it will be permanent. If it is you will need some sort of a drop foot brace so your gait is more “normal” and you don’t trip on things.


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