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Sural Nerve Neurodynamic Test

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Clinical demonstration of sural nerve neurodynamic test
  • Sural Nerve Neurodynamic Test


  • Evaluate the Sural Nerve as the cause of the patients symptoms


  • The patient is supine
  • The patient’s leg is supported and the foot is held in dorsiflexion and inversion
  • The leg is then passively raised into hip flexion.
  • This is usually felt in the posterolateral calf and/or posterolateral ankle
  • Positive test
    • Reproduce the pain or sensation
    • Feels different to the uninvolved side
    • Made worse by adding a ‘sensitiser’ movement such as hip adduction, hip internal rotation or cervical flexion



  • Unknown

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Created by:
John Kiel on 2 August 2021 14:20:15
Last edited:
25 May 2023 04:23:28