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A 34-year-old female asked:

In foot drop recovery, it is normal for it to not be totally linear, ie. some improvement, back track, more improvement...?

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Dr. Neil Horsley
Podiatry 37 years experience
Foot drop: Foot drop can be temporary it can be permanent and it could be somewhere in between the two. Severity of the condition can depend on what causes the footdrop. If there is a lesion on the spine may be permanent. If there is a genetic condition depending upon how severe it could be permanent. If it comes from an injury such as compartment syndrome then it could be temporary. Physical therapy could help check with your neurologist or podiatrist.

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Last updated May 1, 2018

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