The abductor hallucis muscle is located on the bottom of the foot. It can cause pain in the ankle and heel. There is a deep aching pain in the heel and ankle when trying to rest.
The flexor digitorum brevis muscle is located on the bottom of the foot. It can cause a sharp stabbing pain in the ball of the foot that becomes a deep ache when resting.
The extensor digitorum brevis muscle can cause pain it the top of the foot. It is also a contributor to hammer toe and claw toe.
The flexor hallucis brevis muscle contributes to pain on the bottom of the foot, just under the big toe. It can also be a factor in plantar fasciitis, hammer toe, turf toe and gout.
The adductor hallucis muscle contributes to pain in the ball of the foot just under the toes. It can be a primary contributor to plantar fasciitis.
The abductor digiti minimi muscle can cause ankle pain that is similar to a sprained ankle. Pain is felt on the outside of the heel and ankle.
The quadratus plantae is a primary contributor to plantar fasciitis and calcaneal compartment syndrome. Pain is felt in the heel.