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Foot drop: a deficit in turning the ankle and toes upward, known as dorsiflexion. See detailed information below for a list of 90 causes of Foot drop, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Foot drop.
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The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Foot drop as a symptom.
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The list below shows some of the causes of Foot drop mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Foot drop. Of the 90 causes of Foot drop that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Foot drop' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Foot drop or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Foot drop based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Medical Conditions associated with Foot drop:
Symptoms related to Foot drop:
Flat feet (49 causes), Foot symptoms (2265 causes), Foot pain (206 causes), Trauma to the peroneal nerve, Peroneal nerve compression, Lumbar disk herniation, Spondylolisthesis (6 causes), Spinal stenosis, Spinal cord injury (15 causes), Stroke (192 causes), Tumour, Diabetes (212 causes)
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