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Foot drop


Self-care options include clearing floors of clutter, rugs, and cords to reduce risk of tripping. Using fluorescent tape on steps and keeping spaces well-lit also may help.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • New weakness
  • Sensory loss

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Toes suddenly drag on the floor when walking
  • Leg pain
  • Other leg weakness
  • Falls

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