Foot drop, sometimes called “drop foot,” is the inability to lift the front part of the foot causing the toes to drag while walking. People with foot drop may compensate by lifting their knee higher than normal or swinging their leg in an arc. Foot drop stems from weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the foot and may involve one or both feet.
Foot Drop is Not a Disease
As a symptom of an underlying problem, foot drop is not a disease and can be temporary or permanent.