Hey this is gangemi and today’s sock doc tutorial is going to be about the foot. I’m going to basically describe and talk about some few easy treatment options that you can use for some common foot aliments that I haven’t discussed in other tutorials. And we’re going to talk about top of foot pain, Morton’s toe, Morton’s neuroma type issues and peroneal problems as well as your big toe. And a little more about pronation and supination.
So let’s get right to it. pronation will kind of 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’re not going to talk about that here, even though obviously it’s a footheel problem. But your plantar fascia, that sheath on the bottom of your foot 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 important role in natural pronation, shock absorption, natural rolling inward of your foot. And we’re going to relate that today to supination which is the rigidity of your foot as you push off when you walk and run. And that has to do with the peroneal muscles which I described a little bit in the knee tutorials and we’re going to talk about more now as they relate to.
The foot. so you have three peroneal muscles and they start up here, your peroneus longus comes down the outside of your leg and then wraps around the bottom of your foot and attaches to your first metatarsal and your first cuneiform. Pretty much right underneath the arch of your foot. So if you’re having a problem with anywhere on the outside of your lower leg and especially if you do this with your foot. If you push it, if you.
Plantar flex it, push down and kind of turn out like that. that would be more of peroneus longus or maybe peroneus brevis type of problem. Very similar motion, the longus kind of scoops a little bit more where the brevis just kind of pushes out. But, the longus again comes down, wraps around the bottom of your foot, goes to that area. So look for trigger points in the bottom of your foot, right around here, right around.
Underneath your arch just to the inside of your big toe, where the metatarsal is, okay? And then your brevis muscle starts a little bit lower, here. So, you want to start looking in here and that attaches to 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 your peroneus tertius which is a.
Little muscle that has to do with bringing your foot out and kind of dorsiflexing it like this, which is up and out. It’s not very often found, I don’t see, I don’t have to treat it that often. But it starts way down here. It’s mostly tendon 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 pain when you bring your foot out like.
That, think peroneus muscles, they have a lot to do with supination as i said earlier. And the balance between supination and pronation with your tibialis posterior that I talk a lot about in the plantar fasciitis tutorial. Because it has so much to do with your arch and plantar fasciitis problems. Now, your big toe is the next muscle we’re going to talk about. Your big toe muscles, your flexor hallucis longus is this type of motion. If you.