Reply To: Kinda Lost

October 19, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Were just recently diagnosed? Early treatment (usually IvIg is essential, because it generally leads to better recovery. You haven’t given much information, but if you are thinking about tendon surgery, it sounds as if you have had it for awhile. I would want to avoid surgery if at all possible. In fact, I did avoid surgery. When you have foot drop, it is essential to support the foot and have regular physical therapy to preserve the range of motion. Restoring the range of motion after you have lost the 90° position (standing erect) is difficult. I was fortunate to have had a PT who kept on my case to protect my ankles.