Lower Leg Muscles

Flexor Digitorum Longus Muscle: Foot and Toe Pain

What pain and symptoms are associated with the flexor digitorum longus muscle Pain in the foot while walking Pain in the ball of the foot which extends to the four small toes Pain can continue to the bottom of the foot and radiate up into the back of the leg Can cause foot cramps Contributes to…

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Flexor Hallucis Longus: Big Toe and Foot Pain

What pain and symptoms are associated with the flexor hallucis longus muscle? Pain in the big toe radiating to the ball of the foot Where is the flexor hallucis longus muscle? It  is located in the back of the lower leg. The muscle connects to the small bone of the lower leg and extends down the back of the…

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Extensor Hallucis Longus Muscle: Big Toe Pain

What pain and symptoms are associated with the Extensor Hallucis Longus muscle? Pain in the top of the feet by the toes Difficulty raising the foot Numbness in the top of the foot Pain in the big toe Foot cramps Pain can travel up to the ankle, which is described to feel like bone pain…

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Extensor Digitorum Longus: Pain in the Top Of The Foot

What pain and symptoms are associated with the Extensor Digitorum Longus? Pain in the top of the feet by the toes Difficulty raising the foot Numbness in the top of the foot Foot cramps Contributes to the development of hammer toe and claw toe Where is the Extensor Digitorum Longus Muscle? Extensor Digitorum Longus attaches…

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Plantaris Muscle: Pain Behind The Knee

What pain and symptoms are associated with the Plantaris muscle? Pain  behind the knee Pain will sometimes extend down into the calf Is sometimes involved in cramps in the calf Where is the Plantaris muscle located? The plantaris muscle is found behind the knee. It is connected to the thigh bone (femur) and extends down…

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Popliteus Muscle: Pain in the Back of the Knee

 What symptoms and pain are associated with the popliteus muscle? Pain in the back of the knee Pain behind the knee when straightening the leg Inability to lock the knee Pain in the back of the knee when walking or running Pain behind the knee when crouching or bending the knee deeply Pain is worse…

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Tibialis Anterior Muscle: Big Toe, Ankle and Shin Pain

What pain and symptoms are associated with the tibialis anterior muscle? Pain in the big toe Pain in the front of the ankle going up the front of the shin Occasionally there will be swelling of the shin bone Can contribute to shin splints Can be a cause of weak ankles Can contribute to drop…

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Gastrocnemius Muscle: Knee, Low Leg, Ankle, Arch Pain

What symptoms and pain are associated with the gastrocnemius? Pain in the arch of the foot Pain toward the outside of the back of the knee Pain toward  the inside of the back of the knee Pain going down the inside of the inside of the lower leg Pain around the inside ankle Pain on…

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Peroneus Tertius Muscle: Low Leg, Ankle, Heel Pain

What symptoms and pain are associated with the peroneus tertius muscle? Pain at the bottom of the front of the leg that descends into the top of the foot and radiates toward the out to the ankle Pain on the outside of the heel Weak ankles Pain surges with each step Where is the peroneus tertius…

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Soleus Muscle: Heel, Ankle, Calf, Knee, Low Back Pain

 What pain and symptoms are associated with the soleus muscle? Pain in the heel often to the point of not being able to put weight on the heel Pain in the ankle Pain in the calf sometimes extending into the back of the knee Deep aching in the back of the knee Deep pain in the…

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Tibialis Posterior Muscle: Lower Leg, Heel and Foot Pain

What pain and symptoms are associated with the tibialis posterior muscle? Pain in the back of the lower leg, just above the heel Pain can go into the heel and down into the bottom of the foot Pain will sometimes radiate up into the calf Where is the tibialis posterior muscle? The tibialis posterior lies in…

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