Extensor Digitorum Longus Special Tests

EDL Strength Test

To do:

With the client seated, they will extend their big toe.

The therapist will apply a downward pressure on the big toe.

Positive sign:

The client is unable to resist the therapist’s force

EDL Length Test

To do:

With the client seated,

The therapist with flex their big toe and plantar flex foot

Positive sign:

Restricted range of motion or a stretch felt along the muscle

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