Positive WindSwept Heel Sign

Negative WindSwept Heel Sign

WindSwept Heel Sign

Negative WindSwept Heel Sign

  • Standing on one foot, as the heel is raised off the ground, heel valgus (e.g. hyperpronation) is attenuated.
  • This is a function of the increased tension generated in the long plantar fascia and contraction of the posterior tibialis muscle 

Positive WindSwept Heel Sign

  • Standing on one foot, as the heel is raised off the ground, the heel remains in valgus (e.g., hyperpronation does not attenuate).
  • This indicates possible pathology in either the long plantar fascia or the posterior tibialis muscle.

A Positive WindSwept Heel Signis a counter indication for Proprioceptive Therapy.

Instead, consider orthotic intervention.