8 Foot Drop Exercises to Help You Get Back on Your Feet

Henry Hoffman
Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

Understanding Foot Drop & Foot Drop Rehabilitation

Foot drop (sometimes called drop foot or dropped foot) is a condition that makes it difficult to raise the front of the foot and toes because of weakness or paralysis of the muscles and nerves that lift the foot. Stroke, muscular sclerosis, neurological disorders, or nerve injury cause foot drop. With foot drop, you have a higher risk of falling due to dragging your foot and catching your toes on the ground. Fortunately, several foot drop exercises can strengthen the muscles, increase mobility, and get you back to walking comfortably and confidently.

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Foot Drop Treatment Using a Resistance Band

Henry Hoffman
Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
Last modified on May 15th, 2023

Want a quick fix to your foot drop problem?  This blog will share two techniques for helping lift your foot without using an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO).  These techniques are temporary and not meant as a long-term solution but are effective if done correctly. Please consult your physician or medical professional. They might have a better solution for you, like the SaeboStep.

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5 Easy Tests for Foot Drop

Henry Hoffman
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
Last modified on October 26th, 2022

5 Easy Test for Foot Drop

Think you suffer from foot drop after a stroke or neurological injury? In this post, we will cover five easy tests to identify foot drop. Foot drop is a common symptom of many neurological and orthopedic issues affecting the lower leg. Most commonly, the peroneal nerve is the affected culprit, causing the lack of ability to lift the foot or toes off the ground. This could lead to a person dragging their foot as they walk, increase the risk of tripping or falling while walking, or cause the person to alter their steppage gait. 

The following tests are simple tests that clinicians use to determine if foot drop, also known as drop foot, exists and if specialized tests by physicians are required for further analysis or diagnosis. These tests are easiest with an observer but can be performed alone by setting up a recording device with sound. In addition, click on the video below if you’d like to watch these tests in action. 

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How to Treat Foot Drop with Electrical Stimulation

Henry Hoffman
Thursday, August 20th, 2020
Last modified on September 6th, 2022

foot drop treatment with estim

What is Foot Drop?

Foot drop, also known as dropped foot or drop foot, is the inability to raise the front part of the foot up toward the shin. This happens due to weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the foot (National Institute of Neurological Disorders). Patients who suffer from foot drop often scuff their toes along the ground; they may also bend their knees to lift their foot higher than usual or swing their leg out to the side to avoid hitting their toes on the ground. Electrical stimulation has been proven to help patients manage symptoms associated with foot drop.

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