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Foot Dorsiflexion Excursion

What it Measures

Dorsiflex available excursion angle from the tibia line to the line from the plantar heel to plantar metatarsal heads. Inverted - to the 5 metatarsal.

Significance

  • High significance
  • Tensile and compression loading tissues of the foot and lower leg are affected

Normal Value

  • Push up 20°
  • Inverted 0-2°

Exam containing this measurement:

BIQ 24

BIQ 10

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Foot Dorsiflexion Excursion reveals how much the ankle can bend upwards toward the shin. This is important for walking for two reasons. First, foot dorsiflexion is used to press against the ground to cause the force that drives a person forward and slightly upward during walking. The upward force caused by dorsiflexion becomes even more important for athletes in jumping based sports. Second, foot dorsiflexion is used to lift the toes off the ground when the foot is hanging in the air. If there’s not enough available dorsiflexion, the foot will drag across the ground and cause all kinds of other problems. With these two points in mind, identifying the available amount of dorsiflexion available in the feet reveals a lot about the health and athleticism of a person’s feet and ankles.

Effect of Deviation

Larger temporal tensile and compression loads while the body passes over the foot may lead to overuse pathologies

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Foot Dorsiflexion Excursion

What it Measures

Dorsiflex available excursion angle from the tibia line to the line from the plantar heel to plantar metatarsal heads. Inverted - to the 5 metatarsal.

Significance

  • High significance
  • Tensile and compression loading tissues of the foot and lower leg are affected

Normal Value

  • Push up 20°
  • Inverted 0-2°

Exam containing this measurement:

BIQ 24

BIQ 10

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About

Foot Dorsiflexion Excursion reveals how much the ankle can bend upwards toward the shin. This is important for walking for two reasons. First, foot dorsiflexion is used to press against the ground to cause the force that drives a person forward and slightly upward during walking. The upward force caused by dorsiflexion becomes even more important for athletes in jumping based sports. Second, foot dorsiflexion is used to lift the toes off the ground when the foot is hanging in the air. If there’s not enough available dorsiflexion, the foot will drag across the ground and cause all kinds of other problems. With these two points in mind, identifying the available amount of dorsiflexion available in the feet reveals a lot about the health and athleticism of a person’s feet and ankles.

Effect of Deviation

Larger temporal tensile and compression loads while the body passes over the foot may lead to overuse pathologies

Biomechanical Intelligence Quotient
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BIQ forms:

Foot Dorsiflexion Excursion

What it Measures

Dorsiflex available excursion angle from the tibia line to the line from the plantar heel to plantar metatarsal heads. Inverted - to the 5 metatarsal.

Significance

  • High significance
  • Tensile and compression loading tissues of the foot and lower leg are affected

Normal Value

  • Push up 20°
  • Inverted 0-2°

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Exam containing this measurement:

BIQ 24

BIQ 10

About

Foot Dorsiflexion Excursion reveals how much the ankle can bend upwards toward the shin. This is important for walking for two reasons. First, foot dorsiflexion is used to press against the ground to cause the force that drives a person forward and slightly upward during walking. The upward force caused by dorsiflexion becomes even more important for athletes in jumping based sports. Second, foot dorsiflexion is used to lift the toes off the ground when the foot is hanging in the air. If there’s not enough available dorsiflexion, the foot will drag across the ground and cause all kinds of other problems. With these two points in mind, identifying the available amount of dorsiflexion available in the feet reveals a lot about the health and athleticism of a person’s feet and ankles.

 

Effect of Deviation

Larger temporal tensile and compression loads while the body passes over the foot may lead to overuse pathologies