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Steppage gait

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Steppage gait

Steppage gait (High stepping, Neuropathic gait) is a form of gait abnormality characterised by foot drop due to loss of dorsiflexion.[1] The foot hangs with the toes pointing down, causing the toes to scrape the ground while walking, requiring someone to lift the leg higher than normal when walking.[2][3][4]

It can be caused by damage to the deep peroneal nerve.[5]


A video of a neuropathic gait

Conditions associated with a steppage gait


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