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

Multiple Sclerosis affects women much more frequently than men. Approx. 1.7 2:1 in the US and approx 3:2 in the UK. The ratio of white to non-white is approx 2:1.

Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

The cause of multiple sclerosis remains a mystery. Many different causes have been proposed and investigated but as yet the cause of multiple sclerosis remains elusive... Read More