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What is drop foot?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
Where there is: Nerve damage, most often to the peroneal nerve, sometimes to part of the sciatic nerve that will branch to become the peroneal nerve. There is then weakness to the dorsiflexors of the foot, which makes it difficult to keep your foot up in dorsiflexion.
Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 41 years experience
Foot drop: Foot drop is from an injury to a nerve. It has multiple causes and can be from trauma or from a multitude of medical conditions.
Dr. Rolando Melendez
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The definition: Is when the patient is unable to dorsiflex the ankle joint. Nerve injuries or congenital reason at the peripheral and/or central system are reasons that can cause drop foot But injuries to the anterior tibial tendon due to tendon tear or avulsion fracture can cause a drop foot.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is drop foot syndrome?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: It is where the muscles or nerve to the foot and leg are damaged and the toes cannot be lifted off the ground towards the leg without assistance.
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A 53-year-old member asked:

Drop foot options?

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Dr. Garrett Caldwell
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Family Medicine 9 years experience
Foot Drop: Foot drop is usually caused by weakness in the anterior compartment of the leg or injury to either the common fibular nerve as it winds around the head of the fibula or the deep fibular nerve. Sometimes this damage is permanent yet it can resolve.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What exactly is a 'drop foot'?

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Dr. Johnnie Alston
Podiatry 15 years experience
Paralysis: Drop foot is due to either a paralysis of the muscles that lift your foot or a severe weakness of that muscle group. There are multiple causes.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What causes drop foot?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Nerve injury: Nerve injury will create foot drop.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How to treat drop foot?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
See a doctor: You may need a brace. Aggressive physical therapy may help. Why did it happen? Sometimes as a result of pressure on a nerve, if this is the cause, it is possible if the pressure is removed you may regain function. If it is a result of a stroke, this is something that will be much harder to treat and most cases end up with a brace.

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