STEP 1: How to Locate the Abductor Hallucis Trigger Point #One
The Adductor Hallucis is a muscle that helps the greater toe come closer to the rest of the toes. An easy way to locate this muscle is by placing your hand below the ball of the foot (touching the sole) near the greater toe. Fan your toes apart and bring them together repeatedly. You will feel a muscle tensing beneath your hand; that is the Adductor Hallucis. Straining of this muscle typically causes pain over the greater toe.
STEP 2: How to Self-Release the Abductor Hallucis Trigger Point # One
To self-release the Adductor Hallucis you will need a ball. Locate the muscle as shown in the earlier video. To release the muscle, stand on the ball while it is in position over the trigger point, and use the weight of your leg for pressure while sitting or standing—whichever is most comfortable for you. You may let your heel rest on the floor. Hold for 30 seconds and release.
STEP 3: How to Stretch the Abductor HallucisTrigger Point # One
To stretch the Abductor Hallucis, sit down on the floor and rest your foot on its heel. Hold the greater toe with one hand and bend it toward you. Hold for about 30 seconds and release. Remember to stretch the other toe as well.An alternative to this stretch would be to sit down on all fours, making sure you are resting on your toes with the toes curled and pointing toward your head. Hold for about 30 seconds and release. This method helps to stretch the muscle bilaterally.