What nerve is damaged in hip drop?

What nerve is damaged in hip drop?

The most common cause of foot drop is compression of a nerve in your leg that controls the muscles involved in lifting the foot (peroneal nerve). This nerve can also be injured during hip or knee replacement surgery, which may cause foot drop.

How do I know if I have nerve damage in my hip?

sharp, searing, or burning pain in the hip, thigh, or groin. dull, achy pain in the hips and buttocks. tingling, “pins and needles” feeling, or numbness in the hip or down the leg. weakness or loss of movement in the affected hip and leg.

Can hip injury cause nerve pain?

Typical causes of pinched nerve in hip Repetitive stress on the hip from remaining in one position for long periods, for example, prolonged sitting, standing, or walking. Injuries sustained during car accidents falls, or sports can strain the muscles in the hip area, creating pressure on a nerve.

What nerve controls hip extension?

inferior gluteal nerve
The inferior gluteal nerve provides motor function to gluteus maximus, a major muscle involved in hip extension, as well as external rotation of the hip joint. The nerve does not confer any sensation.

What are symptoms of peroneal nerve damage?


  • Decreased sensation, numbness, or tingling in the top of the foot or the outer part of the upper or lower leg.
  • Foot that drops (unable to hold the foot up)
  • “Slapping” gait (walking pattern in which each step makes a slapping noise)
  • Toes drag while walking.
  • Walking problems.
  • Weakness of the ankles or feet.

What happens if inferior gluteal nerve is damaged?

Inferior gluteal nerve injury results in weakness and atrophy of the gluteus maximus with impaired leg extension. A deep aching pain may be described, particularly in association with tumors compressing the nerve.

What happens if the femoral nerve is damaged?

One risk of damage to the femoral nerve is pelvic fracture. Symptoms of femoral nerve damage include impaired movement and/or sensation in the leg, and weakness. If the cause of the femoral nerve dysfunction can be identified and successfully treated, there is a possibility of full recovery.