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Known as “foot drop” and “drop foot,” peroneal nerve injury can prevent you from raising the front part of your foot. You may experience this injury after knee replacement, by wearing a cast that may compress the peroneal nerve or after suffering spinal cord injury. Our physicians can diagnose neurological, medical and anatomical causes.

Peroneal Nerve Injury

We will review your medical history, perform an examination and observe you walking. We may recommend a neurological exam and electromyography to look at the electrical activity in your muscles and nerves. X-rays, MRI, CT, ultrasound, and blood tests can help determine the underlying cause of your injury. Treatment options may include braces, physical therapy and nerve stimulation or surgery in advanced cases.