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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Achilles Tendinitis

Posted by Judith Winer on

      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, which is associated to overuse, degeneration and injury. During...

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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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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Weak Ankles and Ankle Instability

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  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 ankle sprains. Lateral ankle or inversion sprains...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Ankle Sprains, Weak Ankles, and Instability

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Foot pain, ankle pain, and ankle instability are almost always associated with trigger points Weak ankles, ankle pain, and ankle instability are all common (together and separately) in runners, and people who spend a lot of time on their feet at work - especially women who stand or walk for long periods in high heeled shoes. Foot pain, ankle pain, and ankle instability are typically associated with trigger points, and trigger point therapy can often provide both short and long term relief. Medium to Severe Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains can be quite nasty and are often associated with trigger points that have...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Ankle Sprains

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  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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