The extensor digitorum longus muscle causes pain in the toes, top of the foot, ankle, and shin—contributor to claw toe, foot cramps, and foot drop.
The extensor hallucis longus muscle contributes to pain and numbness in the big toe, top of the foot, and foot cramps at night.
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 extensor digitorum brevis muscle contributes to pain in the top of the foot. It is also a contributor to foot cramps, hammer toe, and claw toe.
The flexor digitorum longus muscle contributes to pain in the foot and lower leg. It plays a role in foot cramps, hammertoes, and claw toes.