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What causes foot drop and muscle spasms in the leg?

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Dr. Ajay Panwar

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Posted on Mon, 13 Feb 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: symptoms are foot drop with big toe dropping, falling, muscle spasms in leg. .Been to orthopedic surgeon for possible back surgery and he said not a back issue. Been to neurologist who doesn't know what it is.
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar 38 minutes later
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Hi,
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query.

Foot drop, toe dropping and muscle spasms all may be indicative of a lower motor neuron disease. It may be neuropathy, commonly.
Neurological examination and Nerve conduction studies may be of help in this regard.
Do you have any known disease?Diabetes commonly involves nerve damage.
Further, are you on any medications?If yes,please list them. Some medicines may cause nerve damage.

I shall be glad to have you in follow-up with further details.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)
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