nerve damage to foot???

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2 years ago I dropped a DIY bookcase on my right foot thankfully no damage just limp around and had physio and continued to work. 6 months later rolled the same foot and leg inwards. have had physio for 10 months and have got worse. Can not walk unaided can not dorsiflex my foot . I relied on a elbow crutch for 8 months so I could go to work.

?Have been getting remedial massages once a week and she has done nerve training and yes she is registered.  She suggested I see a neurologist and also to get a CT scan done on my spine. I had a MRI that showed nothing was damaged

Had a cortisone injection in my foot but that didn't help

?Can anyone offer any advice because I am pretty well frustrated and have my moments of depression because I want to walk and do normal things

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    Do you have a lack of sensation in the foot and/or leg?

    Trying to understand if you lack the muscle, tore something, can't control muscle because of nerve damage.

    I know nerve can take years to repair but there are tests to confirm like the EMG test.

    My advice is to get some more opinions from different types of specialists. Could require surgery to correct or time/PT, seems it should be knowable though.

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      Leg has spasms in it at the top of the thigh when I straigten it out and first thing in the morning my foot shudders. I have feeling in it my foot and was swelling.

      Now have lower back pain

      Can't win but yes will get different opinions on it for sure

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      Hmm lower back pain could suggest the bookcase on your foot and rolling it may not be related to your current symptoms. You might consider trying a chiropractor.
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    Your foot issue could still be a nerve problem: a doctor recently told me CT scans don't show everything as some nerves are finer than hairs. That sure reminds me of my sciatica. I used acupressure (Like acupuncture but uses firm or gentle pressure instead of needles and you can do it yourself, just search how-to vids.). I had been unable to touch my foot to the floor for 2 weeks, and needed to use a walker just to get to the bathroom (and I tried to go as little as possible because even pain meds barely dented the pain). I searched online for anything to try, and kept seeing acupuncture or acupressure. I was very skeptical, but when I saw acupressure didn't require needles, I thought, why not? I'm already dying here anyway.

    It helped immediately, and I used the same vids to do the same treatments on myself twice a day for three days total before I was back to walking like normal. I've since investigated acupressure and found out there's more to it than I realized Anyway, hope this might help.

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    Been researching for the last 3 years nothing worked until I came across Dr. Labrum. Not sure if I’m allowed to post links but help is help!

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