Foot drop is a general term for difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. If you have foot drop, the front of your foot might drag on the ground when you walk.
Foot drop isn’t a disease; rather it is a sign of an underlying neurological, muscular or anatomical problem.
Foot drop also puts extra stress on the hips and knees by forcing them to bend early in the gait cycle so that the toes clear the ground to avoid tripping over them.
Thankfully there is a new brace that fits on the outside of the shoe that will help with walking and
Please contact us today for a full assessment to see if you would benefit!
If you are limping around with foot pain or have chronic
aching feet – this can indicate a bigger health problem needing attention now.
The simple prescription of daily walking can do wonders for your health; but if walking and standing cause you pain and discomfort, then walking really isn’t your friend and you need to get to the bottom of this! Muscle cramping, neuropathy, mechanical foot pain, foot drop and arthritic conditions should be diagnosed and treated before little problems become big problems.
Proper assessment of your gait (the way you walk) and a comprehensive foot exam including biomechanics, sensory, circulation, range of motion and muscle strength can reveal a lot of information to get you well on your way to increasing your daily foot steps which will assist in increasing your health and outlook.
Get your feet checked today; your future healthy self will thank you!
Are you a senior and wondering why you can’t walk for longer than 15 minutes? After that you get leg weakness, numbing in your feet and hip pain that makes you sit down?
You probably have undiagnosed Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (AKA Shopping Cart Syndrome) which is a narrowing (squeezing) of the blood supply to the nerves that travel from the spine down to your feet. The cause is from degeneration (arthritis) in your low back and you will generally have a better blood supply to these nerves when you walk bent forward over a shopping cart.
Contact us for an assessment today!
Dr. Katia Langton recently spoke at AOPA-TXSOPP National Assembly Intersection of Technology + Humanity in San Antonio, Texas - September 28th - Oct 1 2022.
She spoke on CONCURRENT EDUCATION - PEDORTHIC - Treating the Intrinsic Minus Foot: Preventing the Forces Causing the Destruction of the Diabetic Foot (P7)
Katia Langton is trained as a doctor of Chiropractic. She is the owner and operator of Oceanwalk Pedorthic Footcare and is also the Secretary of the Diabetic Foot Stream Committee of the International Diabetes Federation and co-authored the latest IDF guidelines to protect The Diabetic foot from breakdown.