Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Peroneal Nerve Damage 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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Last Updated: Feb 1, 2011 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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