Foot drop is usually the symptom of an underlying condition—muscle or nerve injury or damage. The inability to flex the toes to allow a normal gait may be temporary. However, if mobility is not likely to be restored naturally, your doctor may recommend surgery for foot drop treatment.
Foot Drop Surgery Options
Foot drop can result from a number of causes, including:
- Brain or spinal cord injury
- Injury to or pressure on the sciatic and/or peroneal nerves
- Degenerative disease such as ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), MS, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease or muscular dystrophy
- Hip or knee replacement surgery
Surgical procedures that may address the cause of foot drop include removing or repairing a herniated disc and repairing or grafting damaged nerves. Although some causes of foot drop cannot be treated by surgery, treatment for the abnormal gait may be achieved by fusing the foot and ankle bones.
An Effective Alternative
Regardless of the procedure, surgery comes with risks and a long recovery process. Fortunately, surgery is not the only long-term treatment option for foot drop. Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear® provides effective alternative treatment for foot drop.
The patented spring-loaded heel and forefoot rocker bottom act as a hinge, much like the ankle. By providing energy return for an effortless heel lift and speedy toe-off, Z-CoiLs help wearers mimic a natural gait. By helping people walk normally, Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear eliminates the need for exaggerated compensatory movements that can cause injury further up the kinetic chain.
Z-CoiL‘s coil system also provides significant impact reduction, which helps relieve pressure on nerves in the lower back, addressing the cause of some cases of foot drop.
Don’t Drag Your Feet
Every day you do not seek treatment for foot drop may be a day you delay the return of natural movement or contribute to other lower body joint problems. Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear can help people with foot drop prevent injury and regain a more natural range of motion.
Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear is an effective alternative to surgery for foot drop treatment.
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