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Toes curling/ Foot drop

I been having a problem with my toes curling under on my right foot. I walk with this foot slightly turned out, and this foot and leg is the one I have neuropasthic pain in.

I went to see my neuro rehab Dr the other day and they Dx weakness in the toes and slight weakness in the foot. They referred me to Orthrotic whom I went to see yesterday. He could see that there is wear on the top of my toes and felt if this continued I would end up with corns. He felt the only thing they could offer was a silicone piece that sits under my toes and is held in place by a piece that goes around one toe.

I not sure how successful this will be as I have never been able to wear flip flops as I can’t stand anything between my toes! and they have always made my toes curl. I explained this and he just commented that he had the same problem!

My question is - Is this the first signs of foot drop?

Thanks all
Twist

We had a very informative talk from a podiatrist at our local MS branch last year
and it appears that ‘Toe curling’ with MS is quite common.
I also purchased the ‘toe pads’ and find them very useful.

Whether this is a sign of dropped foot I don’t know
as in my case, the drop foot is only the left one, but the toe curling is both feet.

V

Hi Twist,

Like Verona my toes on both feet curl under, I have had foot drop in my left foot but not continuously. As far as I am aware the toe curling isn’t a sign of foot drop but I might be wrong. I have been to the neurophysio and and orthotist who have both told me that your toes curl under when your balance is off, the toes are quite literally trying to grip the ground to keep you steady.

The orthotist gave me whole foot inserts which help my feet to be in the right position to balance my body better (if that makes sense!) and these have been great, they take a bit of getting used to but have helped me. She said that if the problem with my toes continued to get worse I could also try the silicone inserts under them, but I seem to be ok at the moment.

Hope this helps
Lynn :slight_smile:

twist wrote:
I been having a problem with my toes curling under on my right foot. I walk with this foot slightly turned out, and this foot and leg is the one I have neuropasthic pain in.

I went to see my neuro rehab Dr the other day and they Dx weakness in the toes and slight weakness in the foot. They referred me to Orthrotic whom I went to see yesterday. He could see that there is wear on the top of my toes and felt if this continued I would end up with corns. He felt the only thing they could offer was a silicone piece that sits under my toes and is held in place by a piece that goes around one toe.

I not sure how successful this will be as I have never been able to wear flip flops as I can’t stand anything between my toes! and they have always made my toes curl. I explained this and he just commented that he had the same problem!

My question is - Is this the first signs of foot drop?

Thanks all
Twist



Hi there Twist
I notice that my toes try an dig into the ground when I am tired and unsteady. I also have footdrop and the toe curling is not so pronounced when I wear my ‘foot-up’’ - are you seeing a physio, they got me mine and it is the best use of velcro and elastic I have ever seen!
Clarexxx

hi where can you buy the pads and what are they called, have an appointment with podiatrist but months away

Thank you all for sharing your experiences. This has put my mind at rest somewhat.

My pads are being supplied by the NHS they will take about 2 weeks to come and are the silicone variety. I did have a look on google to see if I could just purchase a pair but could not find silicone ones in the UK.

We will see with how I get on them.
Thanks again.
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