Keywords

Intrinsic foot muscles, Strength testing, Doming/short foot exercise, Toe flexion

Abstract

Quantifying the strength of the intrinsic foot muscles has been a challenge for clinicians and researchers. The reliable measurement of this strength is important in order to assess weakness, which may contribute to a variety of functional issues in the foot and lower leg, including plantar fasciitis and hallux valgus. This study reports 3 novel methods for measuring foot strength – doming (previously unmeasured), hallux flexion, and flexion of the lesser toes.

Original Publication Citation

Ridge, S. T., Myrer, J. W., Olsen, M. T., Jurgensmeier, K., & Johnson, A. W. (2017). Reliability of doming and toe flexion testing to quantify foot muscle strength. Journal of foot and ankle research, 10(1), 55.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2017

Language

English

College

Life Sciences

Department

Exercise Sciences

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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