Name of test

Active ankle eversion

What it tests

Function of the peroneal tendons

How to do it

For the LEFT FOOT as shown: grasp the forefoot with your right hand and apply a medial force (black arrow). Ask the patient to actively evert against this resistance (red arrow). The pull of the peroneus brevis (green line) inserting on the base of the 5th metatarsal powers this motion.

The normal response

Painless and strong motion

What it means if not normal

Assuming that passive ankle eversion is normal, abnormal active eversion most likely suggests tendinitis or avulsion of the peroneus brevis.



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