Understand what you are going through and am so thrilled to find WebMD is having a discussion on foot drop. It has been challenging to find a support network. I had a spontaneous bone fragment take out my right foot 13 months ago. No back pain and no prior surgery although had herniation 25 years prior. I had emergency surgery 30hours after fragmentation but still have foot drop. I bought a bed with foot board and keep a pillow to press my foot into at night. The night splint was too uncomfortable. My Mayo Clinic doctors say it can take up to 3 years for a nerve to regenerate(if it is going to do so). Have you researched muscle transpositions surgery? I also use an electrical stimulator one hour a day on my lower leg muscle, and take Neurontin and Lamictal. I found a foot brace to help with the lift at www.thebraceshop.com. This is more comfortable to me than the regular AFO which is given to us.I can use this with a regular tennis shoe.View Thread
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