What exercise is good for foot drop?
This active foot drop exercise is the opposite of toe raises. Although this may not feel like it’s helping with foot drop, it will help train the surrounding muscles. To perform heel raises, start with your feet flat on the ground. Then, point your toes and lift your heels off the ground.
How can I strengthen my legs with foot drop?
- Towel Stretch. Sit on the floor with both legs straight out in front of you.
- Toe to Heel Rocks. Stand in front of a table, chair, wall, or another sturdy object you can hold onto for support.
- Marble Pickup. Sit in a chair with both feet flat on the floor.
- Ankle Dorsiflexion.
- Plantar Flexion.
- Ball Lift.
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.