Foot drop (or drop foot) describes a condition in which you are unable to lift the front part of your foot, which causes the toes to drag on the ground.
Symptoms of Foot Drop
- Change in gait--to avoid dragging your toes on the ground, you may find yourself lifting your legs higher or extending them in a wide arc
- Inability to lift the front part of your foot
- Numbness in the affected foot or in its ankle
- To test yourself, if you are unable to walk only on the heels of your feet, you may have foot drop
Causes of Foot Drop
- Adverse reactions to drugs, including alcohol
- Muscle disorders such as Lou Gehrig's disease or muscular dystrophy
- Neurological disorders such cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or stroke
- Nerve damage due to childbirth, diabetes , hip or knee replacement surgery, spending lots of time sitting cross-legged or squatting, or sports injuries
Treatments for Foot Drop
- Custom-made orthotics --NOPA offers more than 150 unique possibilities
- Lightweight braces
- Physical therapy
Text Us About Foot Drop
At New Orleans Podiatry Associates, we are experts in treating foot drop. Our lead podiatrist, Dr. Edward M. Lang, has been helping patients resolve foot drop for over 30 years. Please text our HIPAA-compliant communication platform at (866) 875-4570 and chat directly with our team to learn more about foot drop relief. You do not have to live with foot drop. We are foot and ankle specialists, and we have helped thousands of patients reclaim their foot health.
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At New Orleans Podiatry Associates, we are experts in treating foot and ankle pain. Our lead podiatrist, Dr. Edward M. Lang, has been helping patients resolve foot and ankle pain for over 30 years. Please call our main number at (504)-897-3627 for both our New Orleans and Metaire locations, and speak directly with our team to learn more about how New Orleans Podiatry Associates can help you get back on your feet. We are foot and ankle specialists, and we have helped thousands of patients reclaim their foot health.