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Causes of Foot Drop

The causes of foot drop—which is itself a symptom of an underlying condition—include: brain and spinal cord disorders that cause muscle problems, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy; peripheral disorders, such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, acquired peripheral neuropathy; muscle or nerve disorders, including muscular dystrophy, myositis, or damage to the peroneal nerve as it passed through the fibular bone; motor neuron disorders such as polio and Lou Gehrig’s disease; and nerve injury, such as in cases of spinal stenosis. 

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