Gait assessment reveals foot drag twelve times in the one, suspect foot, with negative EMG, but surprisingly 5 times in the opposite, non-symptomatic foot. I had testing after conscious elevation and maintenance of temperature and fatigue. What does this mean? - context is non-diagnosed but suspected MS patient? Thank you for your awesome website.
There are several reasons people intermittently drag a foot. MS is certainly one reason but another cause is something called kinesogenic dystonia. If it is intermittent, ask your doctor to refer you to a movement disorders specialist for an opinion and make sure someone videotapes your walking from start to dragging.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego