In an adult, stroking of the foot on the lateral side of the plantar surface,turning 90 degrees and crossing the metatarsal phalange joints toward the medial side of the foot resulting in plantar flexion of the toe is:a. normalb. a positive babinski signc. indicates a stroke d. both a and b are correcte. both b and c are correct

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In an adult, stroking of the foot on the lateral side of the plantar surface,turning 90 degrees and crossing the metatarsal phalange joints toward the medial side of the foot resulting in plantar flexion of the toe is:

a. normal

b. a positive babinski sign

c. indicates a stroke 

d. both a and b are correct

e. both b and c are correct 

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Step 1

The foot intrinsic muscle contains both proximal and distal attachments within the foot. The intrinsic foot muscles form a plantar and a dorsal group. Metatarsals are the bones of midfoot. There are five metatarsal bones that are similar to the metacarpals of the hand bones. Each metatarsal articulates with the phalanges of the toes. Metatarsals refer to the bones and joints that make up the arch and connect with the forefoot to the hind foot.

Step 2

The plantar reflex is a reflex stimulated when the planter surface of the foot is stimulated with a blunt instrument. In healthy adults, the plantar reflex causes a downward response of the hallux (flexion)...

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