I did a post about foot drop. The reason this happens is because your tibialis anterior muscle weakens and your calf muscles get spastic and shorten. So, therapists will often put you in an AFO(ankle foot orthotic). The tibialis anterior is the muscle on the front of your lower leg and is responsible for lifting the foot. This lifting doesn’t happen if the calf muscles are really spastic or the TA is really weak. Keep the ankle/foot as flexible as possible and just because your calf muscles are being weird and are spastic doesn’t mean you shouldn’t exercise them. Do this frequently, and slowly. Then this site shows good exercises. And this site.
Tibialis Anterior (shin muscle)
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