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Resisted eversion of the foot


The patient lies supine with the knee extended and the foot in neutral position.
The examiner is distal to the foot. His ipsilateral hand is placed at the medial and distal end of the leg just above the medial malleolus. The contralateral
hand is pronated and placed against the lateral border of the foot.


Ask the subject to push with the outer side of the foot against the resisting hand
Common mistakes.

The leg is not enough stabilized and an external rotation in the hip rather
than an eversion movement in the foot is performed.

Anatomical structures tested:

Muscle function:

• Peroneus longus
• Peroneus brevis
• Peroneus tertius
• Extensor digitorum longus.

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