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When I dorsi flex my foot on both sides, I get a nerve

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When I dorsi flex my foot on both sides, I get a nerve feeling in the shin. Does this mean I have foot drop?

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No with foot drop, your foot practically drops and has no power

If you can dorsiflex your foot, then you definitely do not have foot drop

most likely you pinch the nerve when you dorsiflex the foot

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Can you think of a reason for this
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
The involuntary dorsiflexion in the video when I was in hospital. I had lots of other neurological symptoms. Thank you doctor
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I understand. In this video I did not voluntarily do this

I'm not sure

You cant xplain things just like that

You'll need further tests

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Ok thank you have a good day

You need to have an mri scan of your spine

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I got it. It showed nothing but a small bulge.

where?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I have the chiari malformation though.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
L5 S1 and S1S2
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
No nerve impingement it said

Could be your chiari malformation, then

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
When I think of dorsiflexion i feel something in my head.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Yeah thanks anyway. One last question. When you imagine a muscle moving, and then it eventually moves, how is this different to voluntarily moving it
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
the direct normal movement Vs me lying down and imagining dorsiflexion and then my shin starts moving and I don't get a nerve pinch
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
When I imagine it and then it starts moving it doesn't pinch my nerve

voluntary moving means that you actually move the muscle as opposed to thinking about it

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
when i think about it, it does start moving differently though, so my foot starts spasming and eventually dorsiflexes with no pain

oh ok, I dont think its a problem as you've already been scanned

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
thank you

you're welcome