windlass test

windlass test

(wind′lăs)
Passively dorsiflexing the toes of a patient with heel pain. Reproduction of pain at the insertion of the plantar fascia is suggestive of plantar fasciitis.
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Additionally, it was found while researching this topic that two clinical tests for plantar heel pain, the dorsiflexion-eversion test for tarsal tunnel syndrome and the Windlass test for plantar fasciitis ("passive extension of the first MTP joint or all MTP joints with the ankle in neutral {90 degrees}" (12)), "seem unable to differentiate between conditions that lead to plantar heel pain.
Biomechanical evaluation of two clinical tests for plantar heel pain: the Dorsiflexion-Eversion test for Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome and the Windlass test for plantar fasciitis.