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Driving with foot drop

A male asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No. It should not.: Foot drop is caused by a peroneal nerve injury. Driving a commercial truck should not make the foot drop worse unless it originates from the lower bac... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Varies: The term foot drop refers to a weakness in the ability to dorsiflex the ankle, can be complete or partial, and has many potential causes including imp... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohamed Aboyoussef
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Foot drop. : Foot drop can be a manifestation of potentially serious conditions. I would personally consider it as an emergency !
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
It can be.: Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Surgical intervention may be of benefit in cases of spinal disc herniation. In case of trauma, others ma... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Initial steps: Would consider MRI of lumbar spines to R/O disc compression of L-5 nerve root, EMG to distinguish compression of sciatic or peroneal nerves, and based... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
Climbing stairs.: Typically, there is an inability to lift the top part of you foot and toes upward toward your face. The toes tend to drag on the floor when walking. T... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Many options.: Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Surgical intervention may be of benefit in cases of spinal disc herniation. In case of trauma, others ma... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Falling: Foot drop causes dragging of leg, and rather easy to trip and fall if gets caught. The patient is best advised to wear a supportive brace to keep foo... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
If the foot drop is in the foot you use to control the accelerator or the brake, no you shouldn't be driving. Foot drop means you don't have good cont... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Yes: If from peroneal nerve compression, it often resolves on its own over time. In some cases surgical decompression (of either the peroneal nerve or L5 ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Neuropathy: Alcohol induced neuropathy isn't cured but rehabbed and maintained. At this time, there isn't a cure but obviously stopping alcohol consumption is a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
When: It's easier to lift that foot or dorsiflextion it with control.

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