This chapter describes the foot and ankle examination with regard to the athlete making mention of relevant biomechanics when necessary

Figure 65-1 Neutral hindfoot.
Navicular Tenderness Ankle
Figure 65-3 Lateral side of the foot/ankle. Areas of tenderness correspond to the following diagnoses: 1, retrocalcaneal bursitis; 2, peroneal tendonitis; 3, anterior ankle joint line synovitis; 4, fifth metatarsal base fracture; 5, navicular stress fracture; 6, Morton's neuroma.

aspect of the calcaneus. On both the lateral and medial hind-foot, tendon sheaths may be identified and then palpated along their course. For instance, instruct the patient to evert the foot in order to tense the peroneal tendons for identification. Pain with resisted eversion as well as localized peroneal tendon tenderness helps to diagnose peroneal tendonitis. This method of examination may be repeated for all tendons in the foot, including the flexor hallucis longus, flexor digitorum longus, and posterior tibialis tendons on the medial hindfoot. Furthermore, in the case of the peroneal tendons, specific signs of tendon subluxation may be sought as indicated. Test by palpating the tendons as they pass posterior to the lateral malleolus and have the patient actively move the foot from a position of inversion to eversion. When the test is positive, the examiner will feel the tendons snap over the bone. Occasionally, resisted eversion will be necessary to elicit tendon subluxation.

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