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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 - Taping for Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

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  Taping for Plantar Fasciitis - Stuart Hinds   Trigger Point Therapy Online Master Course Taping for Trigger Points    One of the most common diagnosis of chronic heel pain is plantar fasciitis The plantar fascia runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes. This thick band of tissue can become inflamed causing a sharp pain, most commonly felt when the client stands first thing in the morning  In most cases, the pain subsides once the foot limbers up but then returns after long periods of standing or getting up after having been sitting with the weight off...

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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 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 - Treating Plantar Heel Pain

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  Vacuum Cupping - Treating Plantar Fasciitis   Study provides evidence that trigger point therapy improves the outcome for patients with plantar heel pain Whilst it's certainly true that we still know comparatively little about trigger points, there is a lot that we do know as a result of an ever growing body of research. In today's blog we summarize a research study that was completed in 2011 and which looked specifically at the treatment of plantar fasciitis. This particular study is extremely useful as the results confirm the effectiveness of trigger point therapy combined with self-stretching, according to a protocol...

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