Foot Drop Underlying Cause
Foot drop is caused by damage to the peroneal nerve, which controls the muscles that raise the foot toward the knee.
Illnesses that cause peroneal nerve damage and foot drop include:
Injuries that cause peroneal nerve damage and foot drop include:
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