Drop foot is not a disease. Rather, this leg dragging can be a sign of a disease. Such symptoms may occur if a person has a physical structure, muscle or nerve problem. More…
Many old people drag their feet at home. If you look a little, you will see many people around, who cannot lift their feet from the ground. You have to drag and drop. The sound of feet rubbing against the ground is also heard all the time. In medical terms, its name is ‘drop foot’. However, it cannot be classified as a disease. However, such symptoms may occur if a person has a physical structure, muscle or nerve problem.
1) Muscle problems:
Diseases such as muscular dystrophy, polio, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and peripheral neuropathy weaken the leg muscles. As a result, problems like drop feet can occur.
2) Spine problems:
Doctors say that the nerves that control all the body’s functions become useless after a major injury. A spinal cord injury can also cause such problems.
3) Damaged nerves:
Doctors say that the main cause of drop foot is damage to the peroneal nerve of the foot. This nerve helps lift the foot off the ground. This type of problem usually occurs after some kind of injury to the leg or after a stroke. Read about Anemia.
How to control this problem?
1) This type of problem can be avoided if all the nerves of the body can be kept active through regular exercise and physiotherapy.
2) Do not sit for a long time in any posture that puts pressure on the nerves.
3) No one can do anything when an accident happens. But if one falls repeatedly due to lack of body balance. In that case the problem cannot be avoided.