Foot Drop, associated with Foot Drop
I have been in the throws of peripherial neuropathy for a little over 3 years. This has solely and completely taken over my life. No matter where or what I do it has affected me so severely that I do little each day accept think of all the things that I want to do and can not do again.For a year, I have had tremendous pain assoicated with peripherial neuropathy.
I have spent money and time in doctor’s offices trying to find out what was wrong. I have gone from one doctor recently telling me that he thought, I cried with this one, that I walked on the foot wrong. Yes, I did walk on my foot wrong. Who would not be walking on the foot wrong trying to protect the foot from pain.
I had an MRI and still no ‘real answer. Finally, I was told to see a doctor in sports medicineand was diagnosed with Charcot’s Foot, aka Foot Drop. Now, I learn that it is associated with diabetic neuropathy. I have been a diabetic only since May, 2013.My blood sugar level could not be better, with an average 3 month blood sugar of 98. I am left now in dismay,getting orthopedic shoes and compression hose.Completely tearing my heart out is the brace that is being made for me now for foot drop.
I cannot bear the answer to this question.. am I going to ‘drag’ my foot eventually..???Foot drop.. what exactly is this..
The man who is making my brace for me is a young man and he told me that I was in denial.
He said it is the conditon my diabetes is in right now. I am frustrated beyond words and cannot for the life of me understand how I have become so sick in so short a time. I’m scared. IF anyone can help me understand this or if anyone can enlighten me on their experiences, I would like to talk to you.
I am in the process of getting another pair of shoes with the brace being made. I do not know exactly what to expect. I would like to talk to someone..
I have not ask the doctor this question.. will this condition improve in time or will I have to wear this lovely brace forever. Keep in mind, that if I am in denial, I am reminded of this every day and every moment I try to do anything..about 100 timesa day or more. thank you!!!