Freiberg's test

Definition / Description

Freiberg’s test elicits pain by passively internal rotation of the extended hip, when the patient is in supine. The purpose of this test is on the one hand stretching of the irritated PM, on the other hand provoking sciatic nerve compression.[[1],[2],[3]]


  1. Shah S,Wang TW. Piriformis syndrome. eMedicine specialities :Sports medicine : hip 2009
  2. Kirschner JS, Foye PM, Cole JL. Piriformis syndrome, diagnosis and treatment. Muscle Nerve Jul 2009 ; 40(1) : 10-18
  3. Lori A, Boyajian- O’ Neill et al. Diagnosis and Management of Piriformis syndrome : an osteopathic approach. The journal of the American and osteopathic association Nov 2008; 108(11): 657-664.