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    Should we defer further testing?

    Thanks again to everyone for the support and kind words. Nan: My wife's foot drop was attributed by the neurologist as the result of a pinched nerve. Although that doesn't rule out ALS or any other neurological condition, we're going to consider it as such unless another symptom presents itself.
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    Should we defer further testing?

    Thanks for the advice. The EMG and NVC showed minor nerve damage to the peroneal nerve, which could have been caused by a spider bite which preceded the foot drop by a week, or by my wife squatting down while grooming the dog and therefore pinching the nerve. That was the neurologist's final...
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    Should we defer further testing?

    Thanks to everyone for the advice and encouragement.
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    Should we defer further testing?

    Thanks to everyone for the help. She is 48.
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    Should we defer further testing?

    This is my first post. My heart goes out to everyone that has to deal with the effects of this devastating condition. My wife had foot drop a month ago, and it isn't getting any better. In fact, dorsiflexion is getting more and more difficult. There was no trauma to cause the foot drop, and...
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