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Trigger Point Therapy - Fibularis/Peroneus

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

    Trigger points in the Fibularis/Peroneus muscles of the lower leg are a common, but often over-looked, source of ankle pain and weakness Anyone who suffers from frequent and reoccurring ankle sprains is likely to have trigger points in these muscles.              FIBULARIS - ANATOMY The course of the tendon of the insertion of the fibularis longus helps maintain the transverse and lateral longitudinal arches of the foot. A slip of muscle from the fibularis brevis often joins the long extensor tendon of the little toe, whereupon it is known as peroneus digiti minimi. The fibularis tertius...

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Clinical Assessment and Reasoning - Ankle Injuries

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

             Special Tests for Weak Ankles and Instability - Paul Townley     More About Paul Townley     Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area NAT 5 Step Shoulder Technique Dry Needling for Trigger Points NAT Professional Courses Certify as a Trigger Point Therapist Education Membership Plans                      This trigger point therapy blog is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

 Treating Plantar Fasciitis   See also - Taping for Plantar Fasciitis    Around 10% of people experience Plantar Fasciitis at some point in their lives One of the common misconceptions about trigger point therapy is that it is effective for short term pain relief only. This plainly isn't true and Plantar Fasciitis (a nasty condition as anyone who has had it will tell you) is one of those conditions where we repeatedly find that we are able to provide both temporary and long term relief.      Gastrocnemius - Common Trigger Point Sites   Plantar Fasciitis is a common disorder, which...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Relationship of the Gluteus Muscles to Ankle Sprains

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Treating Ankle Pain - Stuart Hinds   Free Home Study Course   Did you know that the ankle is the most frequently injured joint, both in athletics and in daily life? Ankle sprains are the most common athletic injury, and 70–85% of these are inversion-type sprains. It has been reported that 10–30% of people with acute inversion-type sprains develop chronic mechanical instabilities as well as functional deficits, and approximately 80% of ankle sprains recur. According to the UK National Health Service (NHS), ankle sprain injuries account for around 1–1.5 million visits to accident and emergency (A&E) departments in the...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Peroneal Tendinitis

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

Stuart Hinds - Treating ankle pain and stiffness   Left untreated, ankle pain and stiffness can become the cause of more serious pain disorders of the hip and knee It's pretty common for all runners (not just athletes) to develop trigger points in the muscles of the leg and foot. Trigger points in the ankles not only refer pain, but by making their host muscles shorter and less efficient, they may often become the route cause of common knee, hip and pelvic injuries. When treating clients (especially those who run on hard surfaces), it's important to check for even the...

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