Ankle & Foot Examination

Ankle and feet complaints are common presentations to A&E, general practice as well as orthopaedic clinics.  The most common presentation is pain e.g. acute fractures, plantar fasciitis and tendonitis.

The ankle and foot examination, along with all other joint examinations, is commonly tested on in OSCEs.  You should ensure you are able to perform this confidently.

The examination of all joints follows the general pattern of “look, feel, move” as well as an assessment of function, in this case gait.

Subject steps

  1. Allow the patient to dress and thank them. Wash your hands and report your findings to the examiner.