Foam Rolling the Extensor Muscles of the Ankle and Toes


Tight extensor muscles of the ankle and toes can cause injuries to those muscles, affect our gait, impact our mobility, and place strain on other joints. Here are three issue that can be caused by tight extensor muscle of the ankle and toes.

1. Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis
2. Stress Fracture
3.  Shin Splints

Pain Pattern are caused by hyper-irritated points in muscles called a “Trigger Point”. Trigger Points can cause pain pattern that are called referral pain. The picture below are the typical pain patterns for the Extensor muscles of the ankle and toes.  Information and pictures are from Travell and Simon’s Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction, The Trigger Point Manual. Illustrations by Barbara Cummings.

Tibialis anterior

Extensor digitorum longus and Extensor hallucis longus


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