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Foot Drop Archives - Kevin J. Powers, DPM

Risk Factors of Foot Drop

Risk Factors for Foot Drop Sometimes it’s worth taking a risk – having a picnic despite the chance for rain, or heading to the theater opening night in hopes that tickets won’t be sold out. However, there are...
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Why is Your Foot So Weak?

This is the time of year when the evenings are warm but comfortable – perfect for taking a stroll after dinner and enjoying the last of the summer nights. However, if your foot feels weak, even taking a nice walk likely sounds far from pleasant. When you have weakness...
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Stop Dragging Your Feet: Treatments for Foot Drop

Treatments for Foot Drop It won’t be long for before kids head back to school, dragging their feet every step of the way! Sure, they might be reluctant to say goodbye to their care-free summer days, but when your...
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When Surgery Could Help Foot Drop

Mobility is a crucial element of freedom for many of us, and we will struggle against anything that tries to impede it. This makes a condition such as foot drop, which affects the ability to lift the front of the foot, especially frustrating or terrifying. In our human...
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Exercises for Foot Drop Weakness

If you love seeing happy pets bounding about their forever homes, then you might want to consider supporting the Run for the Animals this Oct. 4 at Woolery Mill. This 5K run/walk and 1-mile dog walk helps support the Monroe Country Human Association. If foot drop interferes with your...
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Top Treatments for Drop Foot Problems

Treatment for foot drop isn’t easy to package into one neat box. A number of underlying problems can be responsible for a decrease in mobility and sensation in the foot, and a full treatment plan will often be somewhat dictated by which cause is discovered. This is not...
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Can’t Lift Your Foot? Might be Foot Drop

We move our feet so often every day that we sometimes take the complexity of the act for granted. It’s such an everyday phrase for us, like saying how Tony Bennett’s performance at Indiana University Auditorium on Sept. 20 will really “get your feet moving.” But what if you...
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Beat Your Pain and Try Physical Therapy for Foot Drop

DJ, drop the beat! On Tuesday, we’re celebrating these entertainers who can turn any event—a wedding, bat mitzvah, or birthday—into a dance party. However, while a beat drop is fun, a foot drop is definitely nothing of the sort. Let’s talk more about when we recommend physical therapy for...
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