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Anyone ever have footdrop after delivery?

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Dr. Danielle Salhany
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

That can happen from excessive pressure on outside of the leg, compressing one of the nerves to the foot.
This can be from the lateral leg resting on stirrups or even from the pressure of your own hands holding your leg while pushing. Most nerve injuries resolve on their own, but you should ask your OB to refer you to a neurologist for evaluation and perhaps physical therapy.

In brief: Yes

That can happen from excessive pressure on outside of the leg, compressing one of the nerves to the foot.
This can be from the lateral leg resting on stirrups or even from the pressure of your own hands holding your leg while pushing. Most nerve injuries resolve on their own, but you should ask your OB to refer you to a neurologist for evaluation and perhaps physical therapy.
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Dr. Danielle Salhany
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Postpartum foot drop is caused by damage to the lumbosacral nerve trunk or, less frequently, the common peroneal nerve.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Postpartum foot drop is caused by damage to the lumbosacral nerve trunk or, less frequently, the common peroneal nerve.

In brief: Yes

Postpartum foot drop is caused by damage to the lumbosacral nerve trunk or, less frequently, the common peroneal nerve.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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