Physiotherapy, hand therapy and sports massage therapy
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oftentimes known as drop foot, is a medical term to explain difficulty lifting
the front part of the foot. This condition refers to weakness or paralysis of
the muscles involved in lifting the front aspect of the foot. This causes the
person to drag the toe of the shoe on the ground or to slap one’s foot on the
floor as one walks.
not a disease – it’s a byproduct of an underlying neurological, anatomical or
muscular problem. You know, often it is a temporary condition, although
for some people it is permanent. If you find that you do have some or full dropfoot, you will benefit from having all three physiotherapy, hand therapy and
deep tissue release therapy to help you (more information below).
and old people can suffer difficulty with even the most difficult daily tasks
because of mobility limitation when one’s peroneal nerve has palsy which causes
What Are The Symptoms
Drop foot makes it difficult
to lift the front part of your foot, so if one tries to walk normally, the foot
may drag on the floor, or walk in such a way that the foot “slaps” onto the
- Some patients try
to compensate by raising their thigh higher when they walk, like they were
trying to help their foot clear the floor. This causes the “slapping” motion
with every step they take.
- Usually affects only one foot. Depending on the cause, sometimes, it’s possible for
both feet to be affected.
patients with drop foot may also experience numbness on the affected foot and
Physiotherapy, Hand therapy and Sports Massage Therapy
- Regardless if you have temporary or permanent foot drop, physiotherapy will
be able to help. Treatment used depends on the cause – if the cause is
diagnosed accurately and is successfully treated, foot drop may improve or even
disappear entirely. If the underlying cause can’t be treated, dropfoot may be
permanent and we will guide you through options available.
will include exercises that will strengthen your leg muscles as well as build
and maintain the range of motion in your knee and ankle, which often improves
walking problems associated with foot drop. Stretching exercises are also very
important to prevent stiffness to set in your ankle and heel.
– for temporary dropfoot , the hand therapist may prescribe and custom-make an
ankle-foot-orthosis (AFO) and ankle/foot brace that can fit into your shoe
which can help support your foot in a normal position.
release / sports massage may be helpful to stimulate nerve growth and blood
circulation to increase recovery rate. See more advantages of deep tissue release here.
be a last resort for patients who will benefit from ankle or foot bones fusion;
in some conditions, tendon transfer may also be beneficial, but these detail
leave it for the orthopaedic surgeons to advise in their expert capacity.
Where to next?
- Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
- Arrange A CallBack or Make An E-Enquiry Here
- See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat
- Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy and Sports Massage Singapore Home Page from our foot drop page
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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise
Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
- physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
- podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
- read more on our specializations here
All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.
The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.
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