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Foot drop

Foot drop: Introduction

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.

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Causes of Foot drop:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Foot drop. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Foot drop

Causes of Types of Foot drop:

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Foot drop: Symptom Checker

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Stories from Users for Foot drop

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Medications or substances causing Foot drop:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Foot drop as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Foot drop: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Foot drop may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Foot drop

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Foot drop: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Foot drop

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Definitions of Foot drop:

Detailed list of causes of Foot drop

The list below shows some of the causes of Foot drop mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Foot drop?

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:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 5 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 83 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Foot drop:

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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Conditions listing medical complications: Foot drop:

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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Causes of Foot drop Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Foot drop based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Foot drop:

    Medical Conditions associated with Foot drop:

    Foot symptoms (2265 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Lower leg symptoms (59 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes)

    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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    Medical News summaries about Foot drop

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Foot drop

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