Asymmetry of plantar flexion strength in the foot

Acta Orthop Scand. 1978 Apr;49(2):215-9. doi: 10.3109/17453677809005754.


A study of plantar flexion strength and calf circumference in 30 conscripts is submitted. It showed an asymmetry of strength amounting to 6--11 per cent (95 per cent confidence limits). The right leg was significantly stronger than the left, but there was no difference in strength between the dominant and non-dominant leg. There was little correlation between circumference and strength.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Body Height
  • Body Weight
  • Foot / physiology*
  • Functional Laterality
  • Humans
  • Leg / physiology*
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Muscle Contraction*