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19 Possible Causes for Toe and Foot Dorsiflexor Weakness

  • Foot Deformity

    ; - long toe extensors become accessory dorsiflexors of the foot w/ resultant clawing of the toes; - Diff Dx: 2/3 of these patients will have a neurological disorder - charcot[wheelessonline.com] […] marie tooth: ( anterior tibial muscle weakness is characteristic of CMT ); - references: - Prevalence of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease in patients who have bilateral cavovarus[wheelessonline.com] […] varus position causing wt to be born onto lateral border of foot; - hindfoot varus : variable degree of hindfoot varus; - pronation & adduction of forefoot; - clawing of toes[wheelessonline.com]

  • Radiculopathy

    L5 radiculopathy and peroneal neuropathy can both present with weakness of the foot dorsiflexors and toe extensors, however, L5 radiculopathy may present with weakness during[chiromt.biomedcentral.com] foot inversion versus weakness with foot eversion associated with peroneal neuropathy [ 14 ].[chiromt.biomedcentral.com]

  • Low Back Pain

    Weakness of great toe and ankle dorsiflexors (have the patient heel walk) and abnormal sensory findings involving the dorsum of the foot suggest L5 nerve root involvement.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] bent knee against resistance while seated), a diminished patellar reflex, and decreased sensation involving the anterior and lateral thigh across to the medial ankle and foot[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Anterior Thigh Pain

    L5 Nerve Injury The L5 nerve innervates the tibialis anterior, the foot and toe dorsiflexor, the peroneal muscles and the gluteus medius muscle.[neckandback.com] Weakness of any of these muscles can create a pathological gait.[neckandback.com] The bottom and outside of the foot can be numb.[neckandback.com]

  • Peroneal Nerve Compression Neuropathy

    L5 radiculopathy and peroneal neuropathy can both present with weakness of the foot dorsiflexors and toe extensors, however, L5 radiculopathy may present with weakness during[chiromt.biomedcentral.com] Mild weakness of ankle dorsiflexors may lead to a slapping sound during heel strike of the affected foot because the dorsiflexors are unable to maintain ankle posture while[neupsykey.com] foot inversion versus weakness with foot eversion associated with peroneal neuropathy [ 14 ].[chiromt.biomedcentral.com]

  • Congenital Vertical Talus

    ; - dorsiflexors and extensors of the toes may be intact and may bowstring across ankle joint, whereas the plantar flexors are weak or absent; - these imbalances must be considered[wheelessonline.com] ; - dorsiflexors and extensors of the toes may be intact and may bowstring across the ankle joint, whereas the plantar flexors are weak or absent; - these imbalances must[orthopedie.nl] […] muscles, and a tight heel cord and posterior capsule; - functioning peroneus longus and brevis muscles combined with a paralytic tibialis posterior pronate and evert the foot[wheelessonline.com]

  • Distal Myopathy

    The physical exam demonstrated bilateral weakness of ankle dorsiflexors, toe extensors and finger extensors; creatine kinase level was normal.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 39-year-old professional male cellist presented with a bilateral foot drop that developed by age 8; analysis of the family pedigree showed an autosomal dominant pattern[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Distal Myopathy Type 3

    dorsiflexor weakness Foot drop 0009027 Loss of ability to walk 0006957 Toe walking Toe-walking 0040083 Triceps weakness 0031108 Percent of people who have these symptoms[rarediseases.info.nih.gov] […] these symptoms Calf muscle hypertrophy Increased size of calf muscles 0008981 Decreased/absent ankle reflexes 0200101 Deposits immunoreactive to beta-amyloid protein 0003791 Foot[rarediseases.info.nih.gov]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    Distal (100%) Proximal (60%) Legs Arms: Foot & toe dorsiflexors plantarflexors Proximal involvement: Hip & shoulder girdle Asymmetry : 30% Scapular winging : 40% Course:[neuromuscular.wustl.edu] TTN exons 286 to 358 Allelic disorders Titin protein Clinical: Similar to Dominant Finnish Tibial MD Onset: Adult; 14 to 44 years Later onset: Founder mutation, homozygous Weakness[neuromuscular.wustl.edu]

  • Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy

    dorsiflexor weakness Foot drop 0009027 Frequent falls 0002359 Hammertoe Hammer toe Hammertoes [ more ] 0001765 Hypertonia 0001276 Limb muscle weakness Limb weakness 0003690[rarediseases.info.nih.gov] Distal amyotrophy Distal muscle wasting 0003693 Distal sensory impairment Decreased sensation in extremities 0002936 Dysphonia Inability to produce voice sounds 0001618 Foot[rarediseases.info.nih.gov]

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