Foot drop is the result of weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the front part of your foot. This can be caused by a number of underlying problems, which are described below.
- Muscle weakness
- Peripheral nerve problems or neuropathy
- Foot drop can sometimes be caused by nerve damage linked to diabetes (known as a neuropathy).
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease can also sometimes lead to foot drop.
- Brain and spinal cord disorders
- Cerebral palsy
- Multiple sclerosis