Trigger point pain from Flexor Hallucis Brevis Trigger Point #One and how to find relief
STEP 1: How to Locate the Flexor Hallucis Brevis Trigger Point #One
The Flexor Hallucis Brevis is a flexor of the great toe as the name implies. Hallucis refers to the greater toe, while Brevis implies a short muscle. It is present in the sole, and can be felt by placing a hand just below the ball of the greater toe and curling the toe inwards. Strain over the muscle generally causes pain in this area as well.
STEP 2: How to Self-Release the Flexor Hallucis Brevis Trigger Point # One
To self-release the Flexor Hallucis Brevis you will need a ball. Locate the muscle as shown earlier. 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 either while sitting or standing up. You are welcome to let either your heel or your toes rest on the floor. Hold for 30 seconds and release.
STEP 3: How to Stretch the Flexor Hallucis BrevisTrigger Point # One
The Flexor Hallucis Brevis is a flexor of the greater toe, so to stretch it, we will be creating an opposing action. Sit cross-legged on the floor and hold onto the greater toe with your hand. Pull on the toe so it bends away from the sole toward you. Place the other hand over the heel to fix the foot and enable a better stretch. You will feel the stretch over the area. Hold for about 30 seconds, and release. Remember to stretch the other side as well.