I've had "dropfoot" for many years and wear braces on both my feet/calves to prevent me from tripping. I've fallen many times but have not broken anything; except that my back required surgery and I wonder if my falls had anything to do with it. But I'm very lucky that now I feel no pain.
"Foot drop is a gait abnormality in which the dropping of the foot happens due to weakness, damage to the peroneal nerve or paralysis of the muscles in the anterior portion of the lower leg. It is usually a symptom of a greater problem, not a disease in itself. ..." ~Wikipedia
I just learned that I have Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy; CIDP for short. After all these years I have a reason why I have "dropfoot".
"Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, is an acquired immune-mediated inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nervous system."
The treatment is Granulex-C iv ig, which is made from human plasma. Starting this Monday on November 16, I'll get an IV at the hospital that takes about 4 hours. I'll do this for 5 days in a row as a loading dose. After that I might have to get another treatment every 4 to 6 weeks.
Hopefully, this will prevent my legs from getting any weaker and maybe spreading to my hands. I might even get a little of my strength back.
I get along fine now and don't want to be eventually forced into a wheelchair in maybe 5 or 10 years.
The doctor in this video explains CIDP.
Wish me luck!