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Can people recieve disability for foot drop?
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
A foot drop can be compensated for by an orthotic device.
It may not even be a medically definable impairment, and if it were, it would probably be rated non-severe.

In brief: No
A foot drop can be compensated for by an orthotic device.
It may not even be a medically definable impairment, and if it were, it would probably be rated non-severe.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: You should not
Patients with foot drop are often able to recover, or wear a brace to accommodate for their weakness.
The vast majority are capable of working fulltime and lead productive, quality lives.

In brief: You should not
Patients with foot drop are often able to recover, or wear a brace to accommodate for their weakness.
The vast majority are capable of working fulltime and lead productive, quality lives.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: Possibly.
It depends on the cause of the foot drop.
If it is from a nerve that is permanently damaged you could qualify. If it is from a condition that can be rehabilitated, probably not. It also depends on whom that disability is from.

In brief: Possibly.
It depends on the cause of the foot drop.
If it is from a nerve that is permanently damaged you could qualify. If it is from a condition that can be rehabilitated, probably not. It also depends on whom that disability is from.
Dr. Joel Cooperman
Dr. Joel Cooperman
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