How long does it take to correct foot drop?
And the higher up the nerve path the nerve is pinched or otherwise damaged, the longer the foot drop recovery time. Generally speaking, the nerves involved in foot drop heal at a rate of roughly 1/4” per month.
Can walking improve foot drop?
Aside from wearing a foot drop brace or AFO, the best way to strengthen your foot to walk better with foot drop is by exercising daily. Just like any other muscle, it is critical to perform repeated exercise if you want to see your foot muscles get stronger – think of it like going to the gym.
How do you stimulate a foot drop nerve?
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is used for treating foot drop by delivering electrical pulses to the anterior tibialis muscle during the swing phase of gait. This treatment requires that a patient can walk, which is mostly possible in the later phases of rehabilitation.