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What is Drop Foot?

Published 28 Mar 2017

Drop Foot is the inability to lift the front part of the foot. This causes the toes to drag along the ground while walking. It usually only affects one foot, but both feet may be affected, depending on the cause. It can be temporary or permanent.

What causes foot drop?
Foot drop is the result of weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the front part of your foot. This can be caused by a number of underlying problems such as muscle weakness. Peripheral nerve problems, brain and spinal cord disorders (stroke, cerebral palsy. sclerosis).

Treatments
  • Ankle-foot orthosis - An ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is worn on the lower part of the leg to help control the ankle and foot. It holds your foot and ankle in a straightened position to improve your walking.
  • Physiotherapy – to strengthen your foot, ankle and lower leg muscles
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