The foot axis offset is a perpendicular line on the sole of the foot that passes through the midpoint of the heel. Checking whether the line passes through the inside or outside of the second toe is often used to diagnose flat foot and foot varus, foot valgus and external rotation. The patient was supine, with both lower extremities straight and the toes perpendicular. The examiner makes a vertical line at the midpoint of the heel of the foot.

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.

Positive:
That is, the sole of the foot is a vertical line of the midpoint of the heel. If the front of the line passes through the inner side or the outer side of the second toe, the foot axis is offset. If the line is on the medial side, it is common in flat feet and inversion of the foot. If the line is outside, it can be seen in the foot valgus and the external rotation.

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

The result of the test was negative. The vertical of the line and the midpoint of the heel.

Clinical significance

Abnormal results: The test result is positive, that is, the sole of the foot is a vertical line of the midpoint of the heel. If the line passes through the inner side or the outer side of the second toe, the foot axis is offset. If the line is on the medial side, it is common in flat feet and inversion of the foot. If the line is outside, it can be seen in the foot valgus and the external rotation.

People who need to be examined: people with deformed feet.

Precautions

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, with both lower extremities straight and the toes perpendicular. The examiner makes a vertical line at the midpoint of the heel of the foot.

Not suitable for the crowd

Generally no taboos.

Adverse reactions and risks

Generally not.