Two of the main issues I see as a PT related to Ankle and Foot Pain are plantarfascitis and achilles injuries (you know that big tendon that attaches your calf to the heel).
The Peroneal Muscle
If the peroneal muscle is not doing its job then the heel bone can get “stuck”, contributing too, causing, and exacerbating these two issues.
Have you ever heard of someone rupturing their “achilles” tendon…..
No fun I tell you! If the heel bone is locked up and you play tennis or do quick running and jumping maneuvers with this issue you might be setting yourself up for some problems. The best way I know how to “unlock” the heel bone is by activating the peroneal muscle which helps get the heel bone moving again.
Please see my latest video for one simple way to do just that!