navicular drop test

navicular drop test

A clinical instrument used to evaluate the function of the medial longitudinal arch of the foot, which is of interest in patients with overuse injuries. The dynamic navicular drop is influenced by foot length and gender, resulting in conflicting results regarding differences in navicular drop between healthy and injured participants.
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NAVICULAR DROP TEST
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NAVICULAR DROP TEST

navicular drop test

A test used to quantify pronation of the foot. While the patient's foot is in a non–weight-bearing position, the examiner places a mark over the navicular tuberosity. Next, the foot is placed on the floor, again in a non–weight-bearing position, and a mark is made on a 3 × 5 index card to measure the distance between the floor and the navicular tubercle. The measure is repeated when the patient bears weight on the foot and the distance between the two marks is recorded. Inferior displacement of greater than 10 mm while bearing weight is considered hyperpronation of the foot.
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3) in separate studies revealed that navicular drop test is related to MTSS and this syndrome is more prevalent in females.
There was significant difference in other factors like navicular drop test, internal and external rotation, iliospinale height, and trochanteric tibial lateral length.
However, the findings of this study about navicular drop test is different from those of Plisky et al.
The navicular drop test was performed after marking the navicular prominence with the subject sitting in a chair and the feet on the ground (non-weight-bearing) in neutral subtalar position.
Measurement of the calcaneal angle, representing calcaneal eversion in relation to the tibia, has been previously described as a relatively easy method of estimating the degree of hyperpronation (9,25-28) in comparison with tests such as the navicular drop test (7) or measuring dorsal arch height with the Sit-to-Stand test.
Arch height change during sit-to-stand: an alternative for the navicular drop test.
A navicular drop test, such as the Brody's technique, is commonly used to measure pronation at the subtalar joint.