Foot drop is a muscular weakness or paralysis that makes itdifficult to lift the front part of your foot and toes.

It's also sometimes called drop foot, and can cause you to drag your foot on the ground when you walk.

Foot dropis a sign of an underlying problem rather than a condition itself. This could be muscular,caused by nerve damage in the leg, or the result of a brain or spinal injury.

Foot drop usually only affects one foot,but both feet may be affected, depending on the cause. It can be temporary orpermanent.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 28 Nov 2016