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Family Physician
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My grandson has developed foot drop in both feet. He is 5

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My grandson has developed foot drop in both feet. He is 5 1/2 years old. We are waiting to see a neurologist but the waiting is very difficult. He has no other problems and can run albeit not as fast as maybe he could if he didn't have foot drop. Also he gets off the floor fine and can climb stairs. He doesn't have any bulker muscles in his calves or elsewhere.
The foot drop was noticeable in one foot then appeared to develop in the other foot over time. Do you think Duchenne is likely
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Family Physician replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question:

Does he have any other symptoms?

Has he had any tests?

Does he have any dimples, growth or birthmarks on his lower back?