Scope community team
Foot drop is often diagnosed during a physical examination. Your GP will look at the way you walk and examine your leg muscles.
In some cases, imaging tests, such as an X-ray, ultrasound scan or CT scan, may be required.
Nerve conduction tests may be recommended to help locate where the affected nerve is damaged.
Electromyography, where electrodes are inserted into the muscle fibres to record their electrical activity, may also be carried out at the same time.