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What is drop foot?

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Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Brent Rubin
Dr. Brent Rubin
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Rolando Melendez
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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Robert Kent
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