We at Caneva Foot and Ankle Clinic strive to provide you with excellent care and strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on prevention, diagnoses, and treatment. Utilizing both conservative and surgical means.  Please use our Podiatric library to learn more about foot problems and treatment available if you have questions or need to schedule an appointmentcontact us.

“Drop foot” refers to the inability to lift the front part of one’s foot off the ground when walking, resulting in a scuffing or dragging of the foot or lifting the thigh (known as “steppage” gait). It is most often caused by nerve or muscle disorders or damage, or by a central nervous system disorder.

Drop foot is usually diagnosed by physical examination, although additional testing may be recommended in some cases. Treatment may include use of braces, physical therapy, and electrical nerve stimulation. In some cases surgery may be required.


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Caneva Foot and Ankle Clinic, LTD

(815) 741-0791
200 N. Hammes Ave. Joliet, IL 60435