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OC Foot Pain Relief : Meet the 13 Muscles Causing Your Foot Pain

Updated: May 20

Calf, Ankle and Foot Pain Relief : San Clemente CA OC Elite Recovery
Calf, Ankle and Foot Pain Relief : San Clemente CA OC Elite Recovery

Why You Need a Trigger Point Massage?

Do your feet ache after a long day or during workouts? Do you wake up feeling like pins and needles are pricking your feet? Foot massage isn't just a luxury; it's an effective way to improve circulation, stimulate muscles, reduce tension, and alleviate pain. For those with plantar fasciitis, stabbing heel pain and stiffness during the first morning step are common due to inflammation of the thin web-like ligament, the plantar fascia, connecting the heel bone to the toes.


Benefits of OC Foot Pain Relief Soft Tissue Therapy:

  • Increases blood flow to the joint

  • Improves circulation in the area

  • Reduces swelling

  • Facilitates the influx of new joint fluid

  • Alleviates overall pain and stiffness


The 13 Muscles Causing Foot Pain and Their Trigger Points:

  1. Quadratus Plantae - Located in the foot arch; trigger points may refer pain to the sole of the foot, presenting as aching or tenderness.

  2. Abductor Hallucis - Foot muscle; trigger points can cause referred pain to the inner foot, leading to discomfort or soreness.

  3. Tibialis Posterior - Calf muscle; trigger points might refer pain to the inner foot or ankle, resulting in aching or stiffness.

  4. Extensor Digitorum Brevis - Top of the foot muscle; trigger points can refer pain to the top of the foot, presenting as soreness or aching.

  5. Extensor Hallucis Brevis - Top of the foot muscle; trigger points might cause referred pain to the top of the foot, resulting in discomfort or tenderness.

  6. Extensor Digitorum Longus - Leg muscle; trigger points may refer pain to the top of the foot, leading to soreness or aching.

  7. Extensor Hallucis Longus - Leg muscle; trigger points can cause referred pain to the top of the foot, presenting as discomfort or tenderness.

  8. Flexor Hallucis Brevis - Foot muscle; trigger points here may refer pain to the inner foot, leading to discomfort or soreness.

  9. Interossei of Foot - Muscles between the foot bones; trigger points might cause referred pain to various parts of the foot, resulting in discomfort or tenderness.

  10. Tibialis Anterior - Leg muscle; trigger points can refer pain to the front of the shin or foot, causing aching or soreness.

  11. Peroneus Longus - Outside calf muscle; trigger points here may cause referred pain to the outer foot or ankle, leading to discomfort or tenderness.

  12. Peroneus Tertius - Outside calf muscle; trigger points might cause referred pain to the outer foot, resulting in discomfort or soreness.

  13. Peroneus Brevis - Outside calf muscle; trigger points here may cause pain referring to the outer foot or ankle, leading to discomfort or tenderness.


 

Understanding these trigger points and their referred pain patterns is crucial. A skilled massage therapist knowledgeable in referral pain is essential to identify and address the source of your discomfort, even if the pain seems unrelated to the feet.. Looking for trusted referrals outside of soft tissue work in the OC area click button below:

 
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Tiffany Sandoval

Hi I'm Tiffany Sandoval, OC's trusted Elite Pain Relief & Mobility Expert with over 13 years. My expertise is backed by certifications in Neuromuscular Therapy, FST-Neuromyofascial Tissue Practice, and Vodder Certified Manual Lymph Drainage, allowing me to offer specialized care tailored to your needs. Let's work together to unlock your body's potential, regain mobility, and pave the way for a pain-free, active lifestyle. Connect with her here or on LinkedIn.

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