Drop foot, is a general term for difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. Typically the front of the foot will drag on the ground or “catch” your toes when you walk
Drop foot makes it difficult to lift the front part of your foot. This can cause you to raise your thigh when you walk, as though climbing stairs (steppage gait), to help your foot clear the floor.
The most common cause of Drop foot is nerve compression in the leg that controls the muscles involved in lifting the foot (peroneal nerve). This nerve can also be injured during hip or knee replacement surgery. A pinched nerve can also cause Drop foot. There are a number of diseases that may also lead to drop foot
At Triangle Spinal Decompression we will thoroughly investigate the cause of your Drop foot to determine the best course of corrective treatment. If caused by a pinched nerve in the spine, we may successfully eliminate the problem. Call 919-469-8897