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Trigger Point Therapy - Tibialis Anterior

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Treating Tibialis Anterior Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner M.D.     Page sponsored by:     The tibialis anterior trigger point typically causes pain in the front of the shin, ankle and on the big toe The pain in the big toe can often be mistaken for gout, and the metabolic condition that causes gout may also irritate the trigger points in the lower leg muscles. In most cases however, these trigger points are related to sports/overuse issues, and are often present in long distance drivers.   Tibialis Anterior - Common Trigger Point Site   [Latin tibia, pipe or...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Fibularis/Peroneus

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  Treating Peroneus Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   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....

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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 Plantar Fasciitis

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 Simeon Asher - 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...

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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 almost always 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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