Foot drop

What is Foot drop?

Foot drop is thw condition when muscles of the front part of calf/leg does not function anymore.It can be caused by localized nerve damage, a nerve in the low back has been impinged, or a stroke happened. This causes the foot not able to flex resulting in the muscle on the back of leg/calf be stronger hence foot drop.

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hi doctor ,I am 18 years old girl have a right foot drop after spine surgery in accident 2 years ago still the phisiotherapy is continue.

doctor1 MD

Hi,Abdulrahman waheed,
Thanks for query,
During spine surgery or at accident spinal nerve is damaged leading to this defect,
It is not curable....

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i am a 27 year old man and i seem to have developed a partial foot drop. While i can still lift my right foot up, its not very powerful and i cant...

doctor1 MD

foot drop is associated with the prob of the peripheral nereve and muscles also...
i think u hv prob with ur mights be...

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I have developed a drop foot which I attributed to two bad knees and thought when the knees were replaced the drop foot would go away. Not...

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Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

A nerve injury will recover spontaneously only when it a concussion injury (neuropraxia). This type of injury may...

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