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Foot Drop Treatment Without Surgery In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Chiropractic Specialty Center® (CSC) provides the best foot drop treatment without surgery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The most common cause of foot drop is back pain, sciatica, and slip-disc conditions that pinch spinal nerves or the thecal sac (spinal cord). This article provides detailed information on foot drop causes, signs, symptoms, and the best non-invasive treatment options that give you lasting relief without injections or surgery.
Foot drop is a neuromuscular condition impacting the nerves and muscles of the lower leg, making it difficult to lift the front part of the foot and toes. An untreated foot drop may lead to paralysis of the foot and leg. The most common cause of foot drop is impingement or compression of the nerves, which form the deep peroneal nerve. The deep peroneal nerve traces back to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve originates from L4-S3 segments of the lumbosacral spine (lower back). The deep peroneal nerve innervates and controls lower leg muscles involved in lifting the foot in toes. Inability to lift the foot and toes (foot drop) is caused by damage or degenerative changes in the following muscles:
- Tibialis anterior muscle: A large muscle in front of the leg, assisting with dorsiflexion (lifting the foot) and rotating the foot inwards (inversions).
- Extensor hallucis longus: A thin muscle that lies between the tibialis anterior and extensor digitorum longus muscles. It helps with lifting the big toe.
- Extensor digitorum longus: A thin muscle of the lower leg that helps lift the outer four toes when walking.
How Serious Is It?
Foot drop is a serious progressive health condition as it sets the stage for paralysis. Therefore, an accurate diagnosis of the root cause is essential in reversing foot drops and critical to avoidance of paralysis. Chiropractic Specialty Center® provides holistic foot drop treatments to fix, repair, and reverse this condition without injections or surgery.
Foot drop is a condition related to a neglected spine disorder or a sudden injury that damages nerves in the foot. Urgent assessment and proper treatment are a must for a quick and timely recovery. In this section, the root causes of foot drop will be discussed, as well as the best foot drop treatment options in Malaysia.
What Are The Common Sings & Symptoms?
Foot drop, weakness of the muscles in the front of the leg that lifts the foot, causes a high-stepping gait. People with foot drops tend to lift their legs to prevent the foot from dragging on the floor. There may be accompanying numbness or pain in the affected foot and leg. Foot drop is a symptom of underlying neuromuscular problems; it can be temporary or permanent.
What Causes A Foot Drop?
Injury or irritation to the nerve that supplies the muscles involved in foot lifting can result in foot drop. Herniated disc (slipped disc), spinal stenosis, and sciatica are the most common causes of foot drop. Patients with slipped discs often complain of sciatica-like pain. If the condition is not treated correctly, it may lead to spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis place an enormous amount of stress on the spinal cord and spinal nerves. Prolonged pressures (impingement of spinal nerve or spinal cord) will permanently damage the neuronal tissue. As the damages accumulate, it leads to weakness and eventual loss of function. Visit or call one of our centers and get the best non-surgical treatment for slipped discs through clinical chiropractic in Malaysia today.
Direct external pressure is the most common cause of injury to the nerve. Habitual leg crossing, prolonged kneeling or squatting, and prolonged use of a knee brace or plaster cast below the knee can irritate the nerve and cause foot drop. Ankle sprain or prolonged leg stretching may overstretch the nerve, and the presence of Baker’s cysts at the back of the knee may cause compression on the nerve. Spinal nerve root damage due to disc herniations or other space-occupying lesions can cause weakness in the muscles. People with diabetes or vitamin B12 deficiencies are more susceptible to nerve injury. Less often, disorders in the brain or spinal cord, such as stroke, can cause foot drops.
What Are The Helpful Tips For Patients With Foot Drop?
People with foot drops have an increased risk of stumbling and falling, and there are a few lifestyle changes that can prevent falls and injury.
- Keep all walkways and stairways well lit
- Avoid using throw rugs
- Make sure all walkways are clear of clutter
- Wear flat shoes to prevent ankle sprain and support the ankles
- Use an ankle-foot orthosis while walking to support the foot
- Avoid prolonged leg crossing, kneeling, or squatting
- Specific strengthening exercises for weak muscles in the leg and foot
The best thing for a patient with a foot drop is to get the source of it diagnosed accurately and treated. A foot drop is treatable and recoverable without surgery or injections. To recover, you need advanced methods of care that repair damaged tissues holistically; we can help. Chiropractic Specialty Center® has an expert non-surgical clinical team with experience and know-how to help you recover.
What Is The Best Treatment For Foot Drop?
The best treatment for patients with foot drop is through advanced non-surgical methods that repair damaged tissues such as ligaments, joints, and spinal discs.
The first step towards recovery is to get a thorough assessment by one of our experts. The assessment portion starts with neurological and orthopedic evaluations as well as a review of your diagnostic images (X-rays or MRI). The most common cause of a foot drop is spinal canal stenosis resulting from:
- Slip-discs (disc bulges, herniations, or spinal disc extrusions) That compress or impinge the thecal sac (spinal cord) or spinal nerves at the lower back
- Facet hypertrophy or joint arthritis that impinges on nerves or cord
- Hypertrophy of ligament
NSD Therapy® is the best non-surgical treatment for patients with foot drops. NSD Therapy® Is a multi-procedural therapy program provided by clinical physiotherapists and evidence-based chiropractors. Chiropractic Specialty Center® Is the only center that provides NSD Therapy® in Malaysia. CSC Has treated hundreds of patients with foot drops successfully.
CSC provides targeted back treatment for slipped discs, sciatica, and spondylolisthesis conditions that cause a foot drop. Get the root causes of your foot drop identified and repaired without injection or surgery at CSC; contact our main center on 03 2093 1000 For more information about our location and services, including our foot drop treatment program in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.