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Dropfoot is a condition that makes it difficult to lift the foot up. People with drop foot may describe their foot is slapping on the ground or they feel like they are catching their toes. A common cause of drop foot is compression/injury of the common peroneal nerve that controls the lifting of your leg. This can occur after an injury such as an ankle sprain or a fall. A pinched nerve root in your spine can also cause drop foot. Dr. Nelson performs a physical exam in which they check your leg for muscle weakness and numbness in certain areas. Treatments can include bracing, PT, Nerve stimulation or surgery.

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