Diagnosing foot drop

Foot dropis often diagnosed during a physical examination. Your GP will look at the way you walk and examine your leg muscles.

In some cases, imaging tests, such as an X-ray , ultrasound scan or computerised tomography (CT) scan ,may be required.

Nerve conduction tests may be recommended to help locate where the affected nerve is damaged.

Electromyography,where electrodes are inserted into the muscle fibres to record the muscles' electrical activity, may also be carried out at the same time.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018