Why is my foot dragging?

We would need to see you in person for an accurate diagnosis, but a foot dragging along the floor usually means a condition known as foot drop. Drop foot is actually more of a symptom, one which can develop in response to several underlying anatomical, muscular, or neurological conditions.

In many cases, the root cause of the dragging foot is a nerve injury, particularly with the peroneal nerve, which is responsible for controlling the muscles used to lift the foot. This nerve can become damaged in response to trauma, injury, and other circumstances which constrict it.

If you have developed a condition in which one or both of your feet are dragging along the floor with every step, come see Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists and have one of our skilled, knowledgeable podiatrists provide the care you need. For more information on this subject, or to schedule an appointment at our Austin, TX foot doctor office, either give us a call at (512) 328-8900 or fill out our online form today.

Dr. Craig H. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS
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Founder and Managing Partner of Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists