Claw Toe Muscles...

ball of foot hurt

Claw toes and foot pain can be caused by trigger points in the long toe flexors (flexor digitorum longus and flexor hallucis longus). You may not be bothered by your claw toes but they are an important symptom of imbalance for a skilled myofascial therapist. 

You may also feel pain from these muscles on the ball of the foot and the bottom of the big toe. To get more familiar, we'll call these muscles the "long toes flexor" and the "big toe flexor"

Pain is no fun. However, if we have myofascial dysfunction in these long toe flexors, it can impact our balance, our 'drive' in sports activities and our general performance and stability when running and walking. And they even cause claw toes! Why are they so important?