Hey this is Gangemi and today’s Sock Doctutorial is going to be about the foot. I’m going to basically describe andtalk about some few easy treatment options that you can use for somecommon foot aliments that I haven’t discussed in other tutorials. And we’regoing to talk about top of foot pain, Morton’s toe, Morton’s neuromatype issues and peroneal problems as well as your big toe. And a little moreabout pronation and supination. So let’s get right to it. Pronation will kindof pick up a little bit more where I left off on a plantar fasciitis tutorial.If you want to know about
plantar fasciitis, check out that tutorial. We’renot going to talk about that here, even though obviously it’s a footheelproblem. But your plantar fascia, that sheath on the bottom of yourfoot is made up by, or supported by I’ll say, the tibialis posterior muscle.And that attaches to your medial arch. This muscle has an importantrole in natural pronation, shock absorption, natural rolling inward of yourfoot. And we’re going to relate that today to supination which is the rigidityof your foot as you push off when you walk and run.
And that has to do with the peroneal muscleswhich I described a little bit in the knee tutorials and we’re going to talkabout more now as they relate to the foot. So you have three peroneal musclesand they start up here, your peroneus longus comes down the outside ofyour leg and then wraps around the bottom of your foot and attaches to yourfirst metatarsal and your first cuneiform. Pretty much right underneaththe arch of your foot. So if you’re having a problem with anywhereon the outside of your lower leg and especially if you do this with yourfoot. If you push it, if you
plantar flex it, push down and kind of turnout like that. That would be more of peroneus longus or maybe peroneusbrevis type of problem. Very similar motion, the longus kind of scoopsa little bit more where the brevis just kind of pushes out. But, the longusagain comes down, wraps around the bottom of your foot, goes to thatarea. So look for trigger points in the bottom of your foot, right aroundhere, right around underneath your arch just to the inside ofyour big toe, where the metatarsal is, okay?
And then your brevis muscle starts a littlebit lower, here. So, you want to start looking in here and that attachesto the bottom of your fifth ray. Your fifth toe, right about here, okay? So,feel around there for any trigger points. The third one there is yourperoneus tertius which is a little muscle that has to do with bringingyour foot out and kind of dorsiflexing it like this, which is up andout. It’s not very often found, I don’t see, Idon’t have to treat it that often. But it starts way down here. It’s mostlytendon and then attaches to
the top of your fifth metatarsal there, okay?So it’s pretty much that motion like that. So if you feel any painwhen you bring your foot out like that, think peroneus muscles, they have alot to do with supination as I said earlier. And the balance between supinationand pronation with your tibialis posterior that I talk a lot aboutin the plantar fasciitis tutorial. Because it has so much to do with your archand plantar fasciitis problems. Now, your big toe is the next muscle we’regoing to talk about. Your big toe muscles, your flexor hallucis longus isthis type of motion. If you