Foot dropFoot drop which is sometimes called “drop foot” is characterized by the weakness or inability to lift the front part of the foot due to paralysis of the muscles. Often foot drop is due to the compression of the peroneal nerve in the leg that aids the muscles that lift the foot.
What can cause a Foot Drop?
Three things can cause foot drop, nerve injury, brain or spinal disorders, or muscle disorders.
What is a good foot drop treatment that can aid in recovery?
Early treatment can improve the outcome of the patient. The use of lightweight AFO brace or shoe inserts is often an over-the-counter option for most patients. Others may want to seek out physical therapy or surgery as a last option.