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Trigger Point Therapy | Tibialis Anterior | Anatomy

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Weak Ankles and Ankle Instability - How to Treat with Trigger Point Therapy

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  The Ankle Joint         Clinical Assessment - What Else Could it Be?   Foot pain, ankle pain, and ankle instability    Anyone involved in athletics is particularly susceptible to an ankle sprain - an acute injury to any or all of the ligaments that support the ankle structure. Tearing or stretching of the ligaments can occur when the foot is rolled or twisted forcefully. High-impact sports involving jumping, sprinting or running on changing or uneven surfaces often lead to ankle sprains. Basketball, football, cross country and hockey are a few of the sports commonly associated with...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Ankle Sprains

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  What is the Connection Between Ankle Sprains and Trigger Points?   Foot pain, ankle pain, and ankle instability are often associated with trigger points  Anyone involved in athletics is particularly susceptible to an ankle sprain - an acute injury to any or all of the ligaments that support the ankle structure. Tearing or stretching of the ligaments can occur when the foot is rolled or twisted forcefully. High-impact sports involving jumping, sprinting or running on changing or uneven surfaces often lead to ankle sprains. Basketball, football, cross country and hockey are a few of the sports commonly associated with...

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Massage Cupping - Treating the Deep Muscles of the Foot

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   Treating Plantar Fasciitis - Vicky Ramsdell   Cupping is a technique adapted from Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cupping is often used in conjunction with trigger point therapy, acupuncture or dry needling. Cupping pulls blood to a region to stimulate healing and can be used effectively for stretching tight fascia and muscles.    Deep Muscles of the Foot These comprise: quadratus plantae, adductor hallucis, flexor hallucis brevis, dorsal interossei, plantar interossei.   Quadratus Plantae     Adductor Hallucis     Flexor Hallucis Brevis     Dorsal Interossei (left), Plantar Interossei (right)   Origin Quadratus plantae: medial head—medial surface of calcaneus; lateral head—lateral border of inferior...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Superficial Muscles of the Foot

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Abductor Hallucis - Common Trigger Point Sites and Referred Pain Pattern   Foot pain can have a profound impact on quality of life. Half of all adults say that foot pain has restricted their activities—like walking, exercising, working, or playing with grandchildren—in some way. For those with chronic foot pain, that number jumps to 83 percent. People say they would exercise more (39 percent) and participate in more activities (41 percent) if it weren’t for their foot pain. We depend on the superficial muscles of the foot for almost constant functional movement, and sometimes subject them to punishment without too...

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