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Footdrop (Definition)

Foot drop usually refers to the inability to dorsiflex the foot (ie lift your ankle up) this can be associated with a variety of conditions. The most common are dorsiflexor injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, and stroke. Less common causes are neuropathies, ...Read more


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Can alcohol induced foot drop be cured?

Foot drop: This is a qualified yes. Tests would need to be done to evaluate the extent of associated nerve damage and the like. Seeking counseling to stop drinking - best of luck ...Read more

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What is foot drop?

What is foot drop?

Forefront weakness: Foot drop is when one cannot lift the forefoot up, thus dragging the toes. It is caused by nerve injury, spinal cord or brain injury, and by muscle weakness or paralysis. Treatment is of the underlying disorder and by splinting and bracing. ...Read more

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What causes foot drop?

What causes foot drop?

Lots of reasons: Weakness or stiffness from post polio, spinal cord injury, spinal bifida, multiple sclerosis, anterior leg compartment muscle atrophy, guillen barre, or peroneal nerve trauma, etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes Foot drop?

What causes Foot drop?

See below: Most commonly caused from injury to the Peronial nerve in the leg. Trauma from injury, surgery or excessive compression on the nerve can cause this. Other causes are muscular disorders or brain/spinal cord conditions such as stroke or cerebral palsy ...Read more

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How is foot drop treated?

How is foot drop treated?

Depends on cause: If there is an underlying cause, such as a pinched nerve in the back or at the knee, then it should be addressed. Once that is done, additional treatment is supportive, with physical therapy and bracing as necessary to preserve mobility and function. ...Read more

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Is foot drop an emergency?

Is foot drop an emergency?

Foot drop. : Foot drop can be a manifestation of potentially serious conditions. I would personally consider it as an emergency ! ...Read more

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Is foot drop permanent condition?

Is foot drop permanent condition?

Foot drop: It depends on what is causing the foot drop. But the most general answer, unfortunately, is yes it is permanent. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Foot drop?

What are the tests for Foot drop?

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 upon results perhaps series of blood studies looking for causation. However, involvement of spinal cord or brain, for example Multiple Sclerosis, could also present this way, and MRI imaging would guide the way. ...Read more

Foot Drop (Definition)

Foot drop is a condition when a nerve and muscle in the foot are injured, preventing a person from having normal upward flexion of the food, thus allowing the foot to drop or ...Read more