The Foot Drop Muscle…
Chronic big toe and ankle pain can be caused by trigger points in the Tibialis Anterior (TibA) muscle. Pain from this muscle can also extend across the top of your foot, behind the big toe.
It can even seem to radiate up towards trigger point on the front of the calf.
This is a common problem for many runners and other athletes. You may have also discovered that your TibA is inhibited and not engaging well with other muscles in your calf. How does this happen?
The TibA is typically either injured in an accident or by acute overload or over-training. It doesn’t usually originate as a chronic condition through repetitive strain or microtrauma.