Dr. nath – foot drop specialist that repairs paralysis in the muscles that normally lift the foot. dolor lumbar cie 10

The most common cause of foot drop is an injury to the peroneal or sciatic nerve. This results in denervation of the tibialis anterior muscle which is responsible for upward ankle movement; loss of that movement estenosis lumbar sintomas results in foot drop. This is a severe functional problem and inhibits normal walking and activity.

The nerve is often injured during hip replacement surgery when it becomes stretched. Another important cause is during radiografia de columna lumbosacra dieta severe knee injuries during athletic activity, when the nerve becomes stretched or torn. Knee replacement surgery is another cause of peroneal nerve trauma with resultant foot drop. Direct injury to the nerve by gunshot or stab wounds can cause significant injury as well.


The anatomy of nerves and muscles dictates treatment for foot drop. If a nerve to any muscle is injured, the muscle is paralyzed until the nerve either regenerates spontaneously or is repaired surgically. Following surgery, if nerve recovery takes longer than escoliosis sintomas one and a half years, paralysis may be permanent. Because nerves grow back very slowly, one inch or so per month, nerve injuries farther than several inches from the muscle do not recover well. The nerve transfer surgery pioneered by Dr. Nath bypasses the area of nerve injury to provide healthy nerve to the paralyzed muscle close to the muscle itself. This has escoliosis lumbar de convexidad derecha resulted in good return of function in cases that would otherwise be hopeless.

‘Foot drop’ is a general term that describes loss of the ability to raise the foot at the escoliosis izquierda ankle. This leads to difficulty in walking and a floppy-appearing foot. There are many causes, but injury to the peroneal nerve is a very important reason for foot drop. This nerve supplies the tibialis anterior muscle, which is responsible for lifting the foot; injury to the nerve results in foot drop.

Injury to the nerve can occur anywhere from the spine region all the way down to the area of the knee. Surgical treatment is often very useful in improving foot drop, depending on the circumstances. A complete injury to the dolor cadera izquierda y zona lumbar peroneal nerve high up in the thigh or spine area is usually permanent and surgery at the level of the injury does not help. However, a new treatment using nerve transfers from the adjacent tibial nerve has the potential to correct preparacion para radiografia de columna lumbosacra bioimagen the problem. Dr. Nath has pioneered the use of this surgical procedure for foot drop caused by hip replacement surgery and other injuries. The nerve transfer must be done within six to eight months of the onset of the foot hernia discal lumbar ejercicios prohibidos drop for best results.

In other cases, the nerve is stretched by knee injuries and in this case a simple decompression surgery can restore function. In either case, Dr. Nath can provide consultation for possible surgical correction of the problem. If therapy or conservative management is better, then he can provide information for this as well.

Patients from many states several countries around the world have had Foot Drop surgery hernia discal lumbar sintomas y signos by Doctor Nath in Houston, Texas. Dr. Nath can provide consultation for possible surgical correction of the problem. If therapy or conservative management is better, then he can provide information for this as well.