The toe dorsiflexion test is to test the size of the toe muscle strength and compare the sides. Test for the diagnosis of lumbar discs.

Basic Information

Specialist classification: growth and development check classification: physical examination

Applicable gender: whether men and women apply fasting: not fasting

Analysis results:

Below normal:

Normal value:
no

Above normal:

negative:
Normal, the muscle strength on both sides is the same.

Positive:
That is to test its muscle strength and contrast on both sides. When the lumbar disc herniated L5 nerve root is compressed, the affected side is significantly weakened.

Tips: Check your relaxation, you should face it positively and actively cooperate with the inspection. Normal value

The result of the test was negative. The muscle strength on both sides is the same.

Clinical significance

Abnormal results: The test result is positive, that is, the muscle strength is tested and compared on both sides. When the lumbar disc herniated L5 nerve root is compressed, the affected side is significantly weakened.

People who need to be examined: people with abnormal pain at the waist.

Positive results may be diseases: lumbar disc herniation, lumbar spondylosis considerations

Taboo before inspection: no special contraindications.

Requirements for inspection: Check the feelings of relaxation, should face positively, and actively cooperate with the inspection.

Inspection process

The patient was supine, the lower limbs were straight, and the toes were dorsiflexed. At the same time, the examiner presses the thumb toe with his fingers and tests the muscle strength and contrasts on both sides.

Not suitable for the crowd

Generally no taboos.

Adverse reactions and risks

Generally not.