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Trigger Point Blog — Achilles Tendinitis

Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Soleus

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  Treating the Gastro-Soleus Complex - Stuart Hinds     From a dynamic postural viewpoint, the soleus prevents the body falling forward at the ankle joint during standing In gait, the muscle eccentrically decelerates subtalar joint pronation and internal rotation of the lower leg at heel-strike. It also decelerates dorsi flexion of the foot. Spasm or myofascial trigger points in the soleus can be the origin of achilles pain, tight hamstrings, lower back pain, night cramp, and even headaches. The soleus typically refers pain into the posterior aspect and plantar surface of the heel and to the distal end of...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Achilles Tendinitis

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  Achilles Tendinitis - Trigger Point Therapy   Achilles problems are amongst the most common issues that therapists deal with every day - especially with clients who are regular runners or walkers In many cases, poor footwear or a change of footwear to a new design, is the cause. Trigger points form to weaken muscles of the calf in particular, creating a chain effect and ultimately additional trigger points and a reaction in the achilles. Trigger Point Treatment Protocol Trigger point therapy can be wonderfully effective for treating achilles issues. Here (video above) we demonstrate the most commonly used NAT trigger point...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Achilles Tendinitis

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Simeon Asher demonstrates a trigger point treatment protocol for achilles tendinitis   Achilles Tendinitis is often associated with the development of trigger points in the Gastrocnemius, Plantaris, and Soleus muscles Achilles Tendinitis is characterised by an injury to the achilles tendon mostly due to overuse. The achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body, connecting your calf muscles to your heel bone. It is used in many activities such as walking, running and jumping and unfortunately, is commonly injured. Even though the achilles tendon can withstand the impact caused by running and jumping, it can also be affected by tendinitis,...

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Trigger Points - Tibialis Posterior

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    Tibialis Anterior Trigger Points - Stuart Hinds   Latin "tibia" = "pipe" or "flute"/"shinbone"; "posterior" = "behind" The tibialis posterior is the deepest muscle on the back of the leg. It helps maintain the arches of the foot. ORIGIN Lateral part of posterior surface of tibia. Upper two-thirds of posterior surface of fibula. Most of interosseous membrane. INSERTION Tuberosity of navicular. By fibrous expansions to sustentaculum tali, three cuneiforms, cuboid, and bases of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th metatarsals. ACTION Inverts foot. Assists in plantar flexion of ankle joint. Antagonist: tibialis anterior.     Tibialis Posterior - Common Trigger Point Site...

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Achilles Tendinitis - Self Help

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  Simple ways to stretch soleus - Stuart Hinds   Become a Trigger Point Therapist   What is Achilles Tendinitis? Achilles Tendinitis is characterized by an injury to the achilles tendon mostly due to overuse. The achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body, connecting your calf muscles to your heel bone. It is used in many activities such as walking, running, and jumping and unfortunately, is commonly injured. Even though the achilles tendon can withstand the impact caused by running and jumping, it can also be affected by tendinitis, which is associated to overuse, degeneration and injury. During achilles tendinitis, the...

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