Unstable Gait

Unstable Gait

Unstable Gait refers to the inability to lift the front part of one’s foot off the ground when walking, resulting in a scuffing or dragging of the foot or lifting the thigh (known as “steppage” gait). It is most often caused by nerve or muscle disorders or damage or by a central nervous system disorder.

Drop foot is usually diagnosed by physical examination, although additional testing may be recommended. Treatment may include use of braces, physical therapy and electrical nerve stimulation. In some cases, surgery may be required.

Elevate Foot and Ankle is leading the way in modern podiatry care in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. Our doctors and staff have created a patient-centered atmosphere, working with you to create a personalized treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs. Whether you are suffering from sports injuries, diabetic nerve pain, general nerve pain, bunions, plantar fasciitis, or in need of reconstructive surgery, we are here to relieve your pain and get you back on your feet.

Our offices utilize the most current and advanced technologies in podiatric medicine including digital x-ray, amniotic injection therapy, and laser treatment for pain, warts, and nail fungus. Making us a the top area Rocky River & South Euclid Podiatrist.

If you need assistance with an injury, we invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly foot and ankle physicians sometime soon. You’ll find a tab to request an appointment and the phone number for our clinic conveniently located at the top of this page to get you started. We have convenient hours and always have same-day appointments available for those with immediate care needs.

 

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