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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Para ello se valora la ausencia de mejoria en reposo, la positividad o no del " windlass test", la exploracion de los reflejos o la presencia de signos neurologicos e irradiacion de dolor (11,13,16).
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." (12) Although the dorsiflexion-ever sion test may not be specific to tarsal tunnel syndrome, if performed it may have provided further support for the diagnosis.