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I wish you all a wonderful day.
I am a man (36 years old)
I apologize in advance for the questions but I have been reading this forum for a while now and your opinions are so helpful

My Neurology Background 5/2021-9/2022
-EMG examination (last June) by a specialist in als
- TMS examination (same date, same specialist)
-last clinical trial in January

All my examinations so far have been without findings - no pathology. I have a total of 5 Emg tests.

Last week, I visited physiotherapy - according to the therapist, my right leg is functionally weaker (I had a gait analysis, a podiatry examination), he does not see the problem as cerebellar, central or polyneuropathic.

What has been scaring me since March is the feeling of pulling my foot (every time the foot bounces, the toes lightly rub against the ground), I can feel it and see the slightly scuffed shoe tips and soles.

I can balance, jump up the stairs on one leg, I can run and sprint with my sons, walk on my toes and heels. I will give an example - I feel my foot pulling while walking, I change it to running, then walking again, which is a few steps without a problem, and then it repeats...

But I have a strong feeling that it is a slight lowering of the foot (for 8 months now)

my question is
1/can my leg drop but still be active in running/jumping and "only" have a problem when walking?

My results so far are clean but I know it could be an umn/lmn problem

I will be very grateful for your comment. I am thinking of you all.

I will also add that walking in the terrain (forest, grass) is no problem. Also up and down the hill. Dragging comes on a straight path.
correction - the last neurological clinical examination was at the beginning of October - no signs of weakness (but I don't have a visible problem), I walk approx. 8000 steps per day (the last two days around 15000 steps/day)
 

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Are you trying to be cruel with your questions? I'm asking in all honesty. You've been cleared with 5 different EMGs, you haven't listed any ALS onset issues, and you've had clear clinical exams. You then go on and on about all the walking, running, and jumping you can do. Seriously? No, you don't have "leg drop."

Please do seek assistance for your health anxiety and learn to let go of your ALS worries. You're wasting time and energy you'll never get back.

Good luck to you
 

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I definitely didn't mean that! please forgive me.. I've been in this panic since March. I guess I'm asking the wrong question - I don't know the beginning of the foot drop and that makes me stupid
 

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It could well be a mechanical foot problem. See a podiatrist if you have not. Not early ALS.
 

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I'm thinking you've been told by neurologists doing 5 normal EMG's that you don't have any foot drop and they have clinically examined you.
Keep working with your doctors and trust them, or get a doctor you trust.
 
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