Treatment of foot drop may depend on the underlying cause. If the underlying cause can be treated, foot drop may improve or disappear completely. If the underlying cause cannot be treated, doctors typically begin with non-surgical treatments, including braces and splints, physical therapy and nerve stimulation.
In more severe or permanent cases, surgery may be required to improve the symptoms of foot drop. The doctors of The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy will help patients determine if surgery is the best treatment plan for their condition.