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By contactus
June 06, 2012
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SOMETIMES, EXPERTS DON'T HAVE TO SEE YOU WALK -- THEY CAN HEAR YOU COMING DOWN THE HALL.  A CONDITION CALLED "SLAP FOOT" OR "DROP FOOT" IS WHEN YOUR FOOT LITERALLY SLAPS THE GROUND AS YOU WALK.  "IT'S CAUSED BY MUSCLE WEAKNESSES OF THE ANTERIOR TIBIAL MUSCLES OR THE PERONEAL MUSCLES," SAYS PODIATRIST DR. JANE ANDERSON WHO PRACTICES IN NORTH CAROLINA, AND IS THE PAST PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN PODIATRISTS.

A HEALTHY STRIDE STARTS WITH A HEEL STRIKE; THEN THE FOOT SLOWLY LOWERS TO THE GROUND; THEN IT LIFTS FROM THE TOE AND SLINGS BACK TO YOUR HEEL.  BUT WITH DROP FOOT, MUSCLE CONTROL IS LOST AND THE FOOT CAN'T RETURN SLOWLY TO THE GROUND.  "THIS COULD BE A SIGN OF A STROKE OR OTHER NEUROMUSCULAR EVENT, OR OF COMPRESSION OF A NERVE,"  PODIATRIST ANDERSON SAYS.  A RUPTURED DISC IN THE BACK IS A COMMON CAUSE, SINCE IT CAN COMPRESS A NERVE THAT TRAVELS DOWN THE LEG.  A RARE CAUSE OF FOOT DROP IS SIMPLY CROSSING YOUR LEGS, DR. ANDERSON, PODIATRIST SAYS, IF THE COMMON PERONEAL NERVE IS DISRUPTED FROM THE PRESSURE.

BEFORE THE DAYS OF ANTIBIOTICS, ONE OF THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF FOOT DROP WAS TABES DORSALIS WHICH WAS CAUSED BY TERTIARY SYPHILIS INFECTION.  IT STILL IS PRESENT IF THE SYPHILIS IS LEFT UNTREATED IN MODERN TIMES, MORE PREVELENT IN THIRD WORLD NATIONS.

MOST FOOT SPECIALISTS AGREE, INCLUDING FOOT DOCTORS, CHIROPODISTS, CHIROPRACTORS AND PODIATRISTS THAT IF YOU START TO NOTICE CHANGES IN YOUR GATE IS VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE IT CHECKED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

FYI, WE HAVE HIRED ONE OF OUR PATIENTS WHO HAS RECENTLY RETIRED AFTER MANY YEARS WORKING IN THE MAYORS OFFICE.  SO FAR SHE IS WORKING OUT WELL AND WE HAVE HIGH HOPES FOR HER.  WELCOME JANE TO OUR TEAM.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOUR FOOT SPECIALIST, MARZ AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS!

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