plantar flexion

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1. the act of bending or the condition of being bent.
2. in obstetrics, the normal bending forward of the head of the fetus in the uterus or birth canal so that the chin rests on the chest, thereby presenting the smallest diameter of the vertex.
plantar flexion bending of the toes or foot downwards toward the sole.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

plan·tar flex·ion

bending the foot or toes toward the plantar surface.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

plantar flexion

Extension of the foot so that the forepart is depressed with respect to the position of the ankle.
See: dorsiflexion
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Figure 8 shows group differences in force precision during static dorsi- and plantar flexion contractions.
In the case report presented hereby, the young man had clinically clear and advanced symptoms of MTSS caused by plantar flexion muscle overuse, and the risk factors included mechanical imbalances of feet-collapse of longitudinal medial arch and over-pronation, which are very well documented in literature, and decreased hamstrings flexibility.
(a) Mean (SD) Sex: males = 205; females = 231 Age (years) 71 [+ or -] 8.6 Total physical activity 405.8 [+ or -] 201.0 Light activity 186.1 [+ or -] 82.6 Moderate activity 115.1 [+ or -] 91.1 Heavy activity 104.6 [+ or -] 141.3 BMI 26 [+ or -] 3.9 Sum of skinfolds 56.0 [+ or -] 20.5 Plantar flexion strength 879.5 [+ or -] 322.9 Handgrip strength 292.1 [+ or -] 112.7 Arthritis: no = 107; yes = 108 BMI: body mass index; self-reported arthritis data available for 215 subjects.
Meanwhile the foot handles shock absorption, fast plantar flexion, harmonic rollover, fore foot dynamics, effective foot length, torsional compliance, strength and stability.
Flexion of the knee caused dorsiflexion of the foot, and extension of the knee caused plantar flexion of the foot.
The patient also reported that the pain was aggravated by kicking and plantar flexion motion.
To measure the power of knee plantar flexion muscles the knee was posited in a 90[degrees] angle (the reason for choosing the 90[degrees] angle was that according to various studies the maximum power of these muscles is produced in this position), and after contraction of these muscles by the subjects their power was recorded (U.
A typical ankle sprain is an inversion injury in plantar flexion. The anterior talofibular ligament, which runs anterior to the lateral joint line between the calcaneus and the talus, is injured in 80% of cases.
Ankle plantar flexion moments are produced when the Achilles tendon pulls on the heel in such a way that the toes would point if not resisted by the ground reaction force.