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a little worried

Postby dana » Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:08 am

Hi I just have one quick question. Over the last few days my foot is having more numbness, and the 2 toes beside my big toe keep getting very purple almost black near the nail, with swelling and kind of like blisters on both toes. Should I be concerned or will this just get better on its own.
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Postby Richard » Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:49 pm

Hi. I have a foot drop on the left due to nerve damage during an op, my toenails (biggest & 2nd biggest) used to turn a sort of nicotine stained brown colour when the pain got really bad, my big toenail also stopped growing and got really tough, now though I dont have the differing colours but still a tough toenail - hope this helps a bit?
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Postby mnm » Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:40 am

hi Dana,
I too have foot drop from the birth of my first child, seven years ago. I don't know if it was from the epidural or if it was from positioning during labor both of which can cause it. None of the doctors I have been to can tell me exactly what happened. I do know that often times if it caused from the epidural it is from a hematoma (bleeding at the site).
Do you wear a brace? I do not, but I have thought about getting one, I didn't know have comfortable it would be. I am a nurse and are on my feet alot. Have you found anything that helps you? I really hate been stuck with this disability at 28 years old, I have a hard time finding shoes I can wear, only tennis shoes feel good. I would like to hear your thoughts.

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Postby Richard » Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:53 pm

Hi MNM

I cant believe you have had foot drop for so long and never used a brace!, sleeping must be very difficult, I to am 28 and have found it so hard to adapt, but seriously you should consider a "toe off" which is a brand of splint, not an op to remove toes, it has worked wonders for me, I am still slow but 10 x better than before, if you ahve any other questions I will give you all the info I can and vice versa I may have questions for you given I am fairly new to this foot drop thing.

e-mail address is :- richardshortel@yahoo.co.uk

Thanks
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