Foot drop syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder characterized by weak muscles in the lower leg. This can result is partial total loss of control over the foot. This affects the ability to lift the foot at the ankle. Foot drop typically affects the muscles responsible for moving the ankle and foot upward, specifically the anterior tibialis, extensor hallucis longus, and extensor digitorium longus.
Effective Exercise for foot drop:
Stretching exercise are an excellent treatment for foot drop. Physical therapists will advise patients to sit on the floor, place a towel around the foot, hold on to both ends and gently pull the towel towards them. This helps to stretch the muscles of the calf and foot.
Sit up straight with your back supported by the chair and raise one leg in the air. Slowly term your feet in ward as far as you can and hold on for a few seconds, then term it outward and hold. Repeat six times on both legs. (clock wise and anti clock wise)
Stand with your hands on a table or the wall for support and stretch your toes. Hold on to this position for about 5 seconds, then lower your heels and rock back to on them so that your toes are in the air and you feel a stretch in your calf muscles.
Place a few marbles on the floor and try to pick them up with your toes.
An insert in the shoe that holds the foot at 90 degrees.