Drop Foot

Medical Considerations for Drop Foot

The underlying cause of drop foot helps determine whether or not the condition is permanent. People with drop foot caused by trauma or nerve damage may recover partially or possibly completely, depending on the extent of the damage.  In cases of neurological disorders, drop foot may continue indefinitely, although with the right orthosis, medical care, and foot self-care, the condition does not have to impose significant limits on activities of daily living.   


Reviewed by: J.R. Brandt, CO, IPFH Scientific Advisory Board
Last updated: May 27, 2015


On the Web: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: https://www.foothealthfacts.org/conditions/foot-drop

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