footdrop

  1. L

    is that ALS?

    Greetings everyone, first please forgive my poor English, i am from Hong Kong. :smile: I've been keep looking any solution in recent years from online, but after many and many paper i read, i am curious am i really having ALS? First i am 21 years old right now, around 6years ago i found the...
  2. P

    Waiting for a diagnosis~~

    Hello Everyone~ My husband is 61, developed foot drop in the left foot about 18 months ago after an MVA in June of '09. We didn't know at the time, but the footdrop was totally unrelated to the MVA. He had surgery on his lumbar spine in Sept., 2010, with a 5 level fusion. He continued with...
  3. L

    How long for limb onset to total loss of limb movement?

    I know everyone detiororates at different speeds but I would like to guage how quickly I'm going down and how long before I have total loss of legs and arms. I started with footdrop and difficulty walking with my left leg 8 months ago. Today both legs are just about gone...both very weak. I can...
  4. L

    Been told I "most likely" have MND(ALS) :-(

    My first post here so please be gentle with me! I hope I don't regret coming on here. This certainly looks an active forum unlike others I've seen so I am hoping for some support here. Here is my history up to where I am at today>>> 6 months ago at 53 and overweight...105kgs and I am 5 foot 10...
  5. mare

    Let's talk shoes! a tip from my PALS

    Since my husband doesn't visit here, this is a big deal for him to say "you should tell the forum about these shoes." So, here it is: Jim has been looking for several months now for a comfortable sneaker. His were cut a little high on the side and hit his ankle bone & rubbed his heel. Not...
  6. J

    My Dr said about atrophy

    Hi, Does this make sense? When I questioned my Dr about ALS, he looked at my hands and said, "you dont have Atrophy". I questioned him because my foot is the problem (Footdrop)? He said but atrophy will affect the hands (in between the thumb and forefinger). This makes no sense to me! :twisted:
  7. LTZS

    Connected to NATO mission? But what is it?

    Hello guys, First of all, my respect goes out to those already diagnosed and still maintaining the positive attitude I have seen on this site in your helping posts. (Please, forgive my grammar mistakes as I am writing from a non English-speaking country.) Let me tell you my story which is a...
  8. R

    Please dont yell at me........

    As most of you know, I CANT move my pinky toe up or down. It just basically died. When I lift my toes, it doesnt come up like my other foot anymore. Its drooped & useless. I went to an als Dr who clinically noted the weekness but said the rest of the foot wasnt week. Brisk knee reflexes but...
  9. Z

    not worth living

    Im so sorry if i offend anybbody here.but i dont think i can cope to whats happenin to me anymore.i have an appointment to see a neuro end of july,i am currently undiagnosed,i feel as if im bedbound,3yr ago it startd with left knee buckling whn i walkd,thn got physical exam on me n sent to...
  10. planningguy

    Gait and Footdrop Examples

    I found this link when looking up more information about foot drop and gait. http://library.med.utah.edu/neurologicexam/html/gait_abnormal.html#03 I had a pretty good idea of what people where referring to, but wanted to be sure. This is a University of Utah link in which different types of...
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