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Foot Drag

Foot Drag

are foot drop and foot drag pretty much the same thing?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

This sounds to me like what I call "dead leg" - where my leg feels like it is in concrete and I am dragging it and stomping along. Sometimes, I even use my hand to pull at my pants at the knee to pull up the leg to take the next step. What a big fat hassle. Anyway, my doctor put me on Amypyra and that seems to have helped. I haven't had dead leg since I went on the drug, but I've only been taking 1/2 dose (i.e., morning pill, not midday pill). Of course, I have other problems. :-)

posted over 2 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I have foot drop in my left foot. My toes won't raise as I take a step causing me to trip. There's a mechanical device you can place in your shoe that prevents the toes from dropping.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

@A MyMSTeam Member

What you're describing appears it may be associated with tone and muscle spasticity. Have you ever discussed this with your doctor ? There are exercises as well as medications than can help. Your doctor might even consider RX'ing Physical Therapy .

posted over 2 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

No, but I actually drag, my toes drag on floor and it throws my balance off. When you said it's almost a stomp before I was DX I would slap one foot down when walking like people that are paralyzed that is what made me go to doctor.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I don’t have an answer, but I do have a question related to your question. What does your foot issue feel like? For years, I’ve had a problem that I have wondered about. When I walk for exercise, my lower legs get so tight that it feels as if it will snap. My walking is affected. It makes me walk with almost a stomp and i feel like I will stumble over my feet. I have tried stretching before, during, and after with no help. There is no other resolve other thsn to just stop. It takes 10-20 min for it to go back to normal. Do you experience this? Thanks!

posted over 2 years ago
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