Drop Foot

I am 63 yrs old and have lost 55 lbs in the last year, and I’m finally down to a weight that I haven’t been since Jr. High School, & I’m feeling great. I noticed that I’m sitting with my legs crossed most of the time. (Because I can) But I’m unable to lift my toes on my right foot as high as my left, and when I walk down the hall at my office, my right foot slaps down first and sometimes the toe of my right shoe gets caught on the carpet and I trip. I’m thinking that, #1- I should stop crossing my legs. #2 – Is there an excersize that I can do to strengthen whatever is weak? Thank you for your help.

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  1. Foot.com

    Hello and thank you for your question. Based on how you are describing the presentation I would see a Doctor to ensure this is simply a random muscle weakness. Simply crossing the legs shouldn’t impinge a nerve to the point of having muscle weakness so I want to ensure that it isn’t a bigger issue that is going on. There is a speciic nerve that innervates the muscles on the front of the leg and you want to ensure it is functioning correctly. If the Doctor says everything is fine then you can look into strengthening the Tibialis Anterial and Extensors of the digits. You may also want to consider nerve protective supplements as you have some nerve inflammation going on as that is the only way to get nerve weakness. Supplements would include L-methyl-folate, acetyl-l-carnitine, R-lipoid acid. Good luck!

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