Foot Drop also known as Drop Foot is the inability to lift the front part of the foot. This causes the toes to drag along the ground while walking.
Foot Drop is defined as neurological deficit that causes weakness of dorsiflexion in the ankles and toes. Injury to the Peroneal Nerve is the major cause. Other reasons include:
A combination of; shoe inserts, support braces, electrical stimulation devices and physical therapy are available to help walk normally.
Surgical treatment to fix foot drop may be possible depending on the exact cause. Talk to your doctor and physical therapist.
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