Foot drop

Peroneal nerve injury - foot drop; Fibular nerve injury; Foot drop palsy; Fibular neuropathy; Peroneal neuropathy; Drop foot

Foot drop is when you have difficulty lifting the front part of your foot. This may cause you to drag your foot when you walk. Foot drop, also called drop foot, can be caused by a problem with the muscles, nerves, or anatomy of your foot or leg.

Common peroneal nerve dysfunction

Blood clot formation in the veins is called venous thrombosis. Venous thrombosis most commonly forms in the veins of the legs. Risk factors for venous thrombosis include prolonged bed rest or immobility, as can be necessary after surgery, cancer, and estrogen therapy.



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