Foot drop: where, why and what to do?

  title={Foot drop: where, why and what to do?},
  author={John D. Stewart},
  journal={Practical neurology},
  volume={8 3},
Foot drop is a common and distressing problem that can lead to falls and injury. Although the most frequent cause is a (common) peroneal neuropathy at the neck of the fibula, other causes include anterior horn cell disease, lumbar plexopathies, L5 radiculopathy and partial sciatic neuropathy. And even when the nerve lesion is clearly at the fibular neck there are a variety of causes that may not be immediately obvious; habitual leg crossing may well be the most frequent cause and most patients… CONTINUE READING
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