The foot-mouth test is one of the examination methods for ankle joint disease and is used to diagnose lumbar hip flexion and pelvic rotation. The patient is standing, holding one foot in both hands and trying to lift it in the direction of the mouth. There may be pain in the lumbosacral region and a slight pain in the posterior aspect of the ankle and contralateral ankle. If there is pain in the lumbosacral region and slightly to the side of the foot, it may indicate that the lumbosacral joint may have a disease; if the posterior ankle of the contralateral ankle is painful, it may become a contralateral ankle joint disease. This test is lumbar hip flexion and pelvic rotation.

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:
If there is pain in the lumbosacral region and slightly to the side of the foot, it may indicate that the lumbosacral joint may have a disease; if the posterior ankle of the contralateral ankle is painful, it may become a contralateral ankle joint disease. This test is lumbar hip flexion and pelvic rotation.

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

The result of the test was negative. There was no pain.

Clinical significance

Abnormal results: If there is lumbosacral pain and slightly biased to the foot, it may be a disease of the lumbosacral joint; if the posterior aspect of the contralateral ankle is painful, it may be a contralateral ankle joint disease. This test is lumbar hip flexion and pelvic rotation.

People who need to be examined: people with pain in the lower back.

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 is standing, holding one foot in both hands and trying to lift it in the direction of the mouth. There may be pain in the lumbosacral region and a slight pain in the posterior aspect of the ankle and contralateral ankle.

Not suitable for the crowd

Generally no taboos.

Adverse reactions and risks

Generally not.