What is Foot Drop?

Patients who suffer from Foot drop, also known as drop foot, generally have difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. The front of the foot may unintentionally drag on the ground when patients walk.

Neurologists classify Foot drop as a sign or side effect of an underlying neurological, muscular or anatomical problem, rather than a disease in it’s own right. 

Sometimes foot drop lasts only a short time, but some cases can result in a permanent deficit. Patients with Foot Drop may need to wear a brace on the ankle and foot to hold the foot in a normal position.