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Should I get tested for multiple sclerosis? I have foot drop sometimes.

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Foot drop may occur due to injury of a nerve root or peripheral nerve.
It also can occur due to injury of central nervous system pathways (brain and spinal cord), but usually has specific abnormalities in addition which can be identified on examination. Certain diagnostic studies can be ordered based on your exam findings to better define the cause of foot drop.

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Foot drop may occur due to injury of a nerve root or peripheral nerve.
It also can occur due to injury of central nervous system pathways (brain and spinal cord), but usually has specific abnormalities in addition which can be identified on examination. Certain diagnostic studies can be ordered based on your exam findings to better define the cause of foot drop.
Dr. Virginia Simnad
Dr. Virginia Simnad
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In brief: See neurologist

You need to find out why you have a foot drop, as could be due to lumbar disc compression over L-5 nerve root, a problem in peroneal nerve, or perhaps a spinal cord issue.
Although MS can cause foot drop as part of the picture in some pts, this needs further assessment until that diagnosis can be confirmed.

In brief: See neurologist

You need to find out why you have a foot drop, as could be due to lumbar disc compression over L-5 nerve root, a problem in peroneal nerve, or perhaps a spinal cord issue.
Although MS can cause foot drop as part of the picture in some pts, this needs further assessment until that diagnosis can be confirmed.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology
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In brief: Not necessarily

There are many different ailments that will lead to a foot drop.
You need to get evaluated by a physician who will work-up the problem to give you a hopefully correct diagnosis and provide adequate treatment.

In brief: Not necessarily

There are many different ailments that will lead to a foot drop.
You need to get evaluated by a physician who will work-up the problem to give you a hopefully correct diagnosis and provide adequate treatment.
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Dr. Gael Yonnet
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