Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Foot Drop

Foot drop is the name given to a condition which affects walking where there is a difficulty or failure to properly lift the toe of the foot.

This results in what is sometimes referred to as 'slapping gait', where the toe gets dragged rather than lifted, and 'slaps' down when walking.

People with foot drop may drag the toe of their shoe on the ground or may only walk on the heel of the affected foot. This can result in scuffing of the toe of the shoe on the affected side.

Foot drop is not a disease in its own right. Rather, it is an indicator of an underlying condition such as multiple sclerosis although other conditions or disorders may cause it to occur.

 

Early Symptoms

| Early Symptoms of MS |

Arms and Legs

| Foot Drop | Paralysis | Spasticity | Tremor |

Head and Neck

| Adjustment Disorder | Balance | Brain Fog | Cognitive Problems | Concentration | Depression | Dizziness | Emotions | Euphoria | Language | L'Hermittes Sign | Memory Problems | Mental Problems | Optic Neuritis | Paranoia | Psychosis | Speech Problems | Vertigo | Vision Problems |

Body and Body as a whole

| Bladder | Bowel | Fatigue | Numbness | Pain | Sexual Dysfunction | Uhthoff's Phenomenon |

 

Multiple Sclerosis

The average time between clinical onset of MS and diagnosis by physicians is 4 - 5 years.

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are varied and can occur suddenly, then disappear again just as quickly. There are no specific sets of symptoms applicable to any of the types of multiple sclerosis. Additionally, symptoms of multiple sclerosis tend to vary considerably from one person to another and also to be distant in time... Read More