Hammer Toe Muscles... Hammer toes and foot pain are caused by trigger points in the long toe extensors (extensor digitorum longus and flexor hallucis longus). You may not be bothered by your hammer toes but they are an [...]
Chronic big toe and ankle pain can be caused by trigger points in the Tibialis Anterior (TibA) muscle. This is a common problem for many runners and other athletes. Maybe your TibA is inhibited and not engaging well with other muscles in your calf. How does this happen?
Trigger points in muscles on the outside of calf cause ankle and heel pain. The weakness of inhibition from these trigger points can also cause instability in the ankles. Like many other muscles of the lower leg, the fibularis group often works more to control movement than to produce it.
If you have foot, heel or calf pain, you may have thought it was from tight calves and plantar fasciitis. This is a common problem for many runners and other athletes. Treating tibialis posterior might make a difference.
It's Not Just For Runners Anymore... Plantar Fasciitis treatment is often ineffective. This is because the mechanism is poorly understood and the wrong tissues are often treated. (PF) is an inflammation of the plantar fascia. It causes pain [...]