We learned in school that checking for Homan's Sign is controversial because you can throw a DVT in the process. Some instructors even said we should not check for it at all. The way my OB teacher taught me how to do Homan's Sign is to have the patient point their toes and then flex and ask them if they have any sharp pain when they do it. VS having the patient push down with their feet while you squeeze the calf. Do you check Homan's Sign, and if so what is your method?