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Sample NPTE Question 2013 #23

23.NPTE Sample Question #23
A physical therapist is evaluating a patient with low back pain that radiates down into his lower extremities.  The patient has significant foot drop while ambulating and complains of numbness and tingling extending from the great toe up to the knee along the anterior leg.  What is the MOST likely pathology underlying these symptoms?

  1. Sciatic nerve entrapment
  2. Deep peroneal nerve inflammation
  3. Tibial nerve entrapment
  4. L5 nerve root entrapment

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