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Plantarflexion Test

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Other Names

  • Plantar Flexion Test
  • Posterior Ankle Impingement Test
  • Hyperplantarflexion Test

Purpose

Demonstration of the plantarflexion test[1]
  • Help to identify the cause of posterior ankle pain

Description

  • The patient is in a seated position
  • Legs hanging off of table
  • Stabilize distal tibia with one hand
  • Maximally plantarflex ankle with other hand
  • Positive test
    • Reproduction of pain in the posterior ankle

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Senécal, Isabelle, and Nadia Richer. "Conservative management of posterior ankle impingement: a case report." The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association 60.2 (2016): 164.
Created by:
John Kiel on 23 September 2021 12:45:01
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