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Hi there I need help.A month ago I was shot through the upper legs.
The left leg where the bullet entered broke an artery but it was fixed the right leg where the bullet exited is also fine no bones was damaged or anything.
The right foot is now a drop foot I can not lift the foot up at all I can’t even lift the toes.At first the foot had pins and needles effect on like it was sleeping but now for the past few days it has a burning effect on and the foot is swollen untill the ankle.
Is there anything I can do to make this burning feeling go away and so that I can regain the use of my foot.


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    I have had drop foot for about a year now. I was shot in the thigh with a 357 mag. I lost the ability to lift my foot and I also lost the ability to turn it outward. I am starting to heal from the 4 surgeries now. I am starting to get some return in the foot drop also. It has been 13 months. Will I get more return? The doctor I am with now (Dr. Vorencamp) told me I could get back all (maybe). Nerves will heal up to 2 years.My question is.Is there anything I can do or a surgery I can have that could help correct this prblem faster or even better? Thank you…

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    It has been almost 12 weeks since I was shot in the thigh, as a result I cannot dorsiflex…been to doctors neurosurgeons and orthopedic. and they are all confident that it will heal with time…however I would like to know if there’s more I can be doing, I have been going to physio. and wondering if surgery is an option… I have been told that I should wait for 6 to 12 months before surgery…is there any hope… I did an EMG test and the nerve is not broken, dysfuntional, and indications of deep peroneal nerve damage…Can I be doing more

    Vivian Abrams DPM

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    You need to see the doctor who treated you or an orthopedist. You may have nerve damage.

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      Hi, my name is Rohan. I have been shot in the left femur about 2 years ago. The bullet had broken an artery and I had to have some of my muscle from my lower leg removed. This caused my drop foot. I have no muscle to lift my foot up or outward. Doctors say that a muscle transplant is impossible. Basically there is no hope for me because the muscle thats physically required to lift the foot is not there anymore. Your case is different… there is always hope. Just keep working at it and you will be back to 100%. I hope someday I medical science will advance to a stage where they can fix my leg as well. Take care. Rohan.

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