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Dorsiflexion Eversion Test

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Clinical demonstration of the dorsiflexion-eversion test[1]
  • Dorsiflexion-Eversion Test


  • Evaluate the Tarsal Tunnel as a cause of the patients foot and ankle pain


  • The patient is seated or supine with leg resting
  • The foot and ankle are passively fully dorsiflexed
    • The heel is everted
    • All of the toes are maximally dorsiflxed
  • Positive test
    • Reproduction of symptoms



  • Kinoshita et al[2]
    • Sensitivity: 97% [depends on symptom: numbness (25%), pain (57%), tenderness at tarsal tunnel (97%)]
    • Specificity: 100%

See Also


  1. M Kinoshita, R. O. (2001). The Dorsiflexion-Eversion Test for Diagnosis of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 1835-1839
  2. Kinoshita, M et al. “The dorsiflexion-eversion test for diagnosis of tarsal tunnel syndrome.” The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume vol. 83,12 (2001): 1835-9. doi:10.2106/00004623-200112000-00011
Created by:
John Kiel on 2 September 2021 21:54:59
Last edited:
25 May 2023 06:57:25