Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Peroneal Nerve Damage Evaluation

The evaluation of foot drop begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with foot drop include:

  • The inability to elevate (dorsiflex) the foot
  • Foot numbness:
    • Across the top of the foot

Testing may be necessary to make the diagnosis of foot drop.

Tests that may be used to evaluate foot drop include:

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Peroneal Nerve Damage References
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