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'End Feel'

'End Feel' of Joints

What is ‘End Feel’? The type of resistance felt when passively Moving a joint through end of range of motion
What is a firm ‘end feel’? Stretch What are some examples of abnormal ‘end feel’? Empty, Firm, Hard, Soft
What are some examples of firm ‘end feel’? Ankle Dorsiflexion Finger Extension Hip Medial Rotation Forearm Supination What are some examples of empty ‘end feel’? Joint Inflammation, Fracture, Bursitis
What is a hard ‘end feel’? Bone-to-bone When is an empty ‘end feel’ usually felt? When ‘end feel’ cannot be reached, usually due to pain
What is an example of a hard ‘end feel’? Elbow Extension What are some examples of abnormal firm ‘end feel’? Increased Tone, Tightening of the capsule, Ligament Shortening
What is a soft ‘end feel’? Soft Tissue Approximation What are some examples of abnormal hard ‘end feel’? Fracture, Osteoarthritis, Osteophyte Formation
What are some examples of soft ‘end feel’? Elbow Flexion Knee Flexion What are some examples of abnormal soft ‘end feel’? Edema, Synovitis, Ligament Instability/Tear
What is an abnormal ‘end feel’? It consists of any end-feel that is felt at an abnormal or inconsistent point in the range of motion or in a joint that normally presents with a different ‘end feel’
Created by: Julzt