Modified straight leg raise test for sural nerve pathology

Modified straight leg raise test for the differential diagnosis of posterior ankle pain

Sural nerve pathology is a rare but often neglected differential diagnosis of posterior ankle pain. Problems in the sural nerve mimic those of Achilles tendinopathy and, thus, the differentiation of these two conditions remains challenging. A modified straight leg raise test for the sural nerve (mSLRsural) is a neurodynamic test that has been proposed as means  to diagnose sural nerve problems. The aim of this study was to examine whether the strain in the sural nerve and Achilles tendon increases hip flexion (last component of mSLRsural).


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