Myofascial pain is related to trigger points that are painful knots within a tight band of muscle. Pain frequently radiates from these points of local tenderness to broader areas, sometimes distant from the trigger point itself. Trigger points usually occur in muscles that have been overworked, often through overuse or due to abnormal foot posture.
There are many conditions causing musculoskeletal myofascial pain of the lower limb, ankle and foot that could potentially be treated by a podiatrist.
A common example is trigger points within the calf and foot muscles referring pain to the heel that are often overlooked in those presenting with Plantar Fasciitis / heel spur syndrome. Other problems may be related to the Achilles Tendon, calf muscle spasms / tightness or any other muscles below the knee.