Foot & Ankle Examination

Expose the whole lower leg and foot. Examine the soles of the patient's shoes for signs of asymmetrical wear. Look for side to side asymmetry or abnormal contact w/ the ground. Walking Gait - look for a high stepping gait (foot drop, equinovarus), antalgic gait (ankle, hindfoot or midfoot pain) and short propulsive phase (forefoot pain) Look at the patient standing (and then sitting). • Limb alignment (especially genu valgus with flat feet) • Look at the foot shapes and positions. 


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