Dr Blake's comment: These are the 3 tendons that run together in the tarsal tunnel.
Dr Blake's comment: This is classic tarsal tunnel (nerve) symptomatology, not tendon.
Dr Blake's comment: It is called neural tension, and definitely neurological.
Tried rolling foot on tennis ball at point of pain and felt tingling on bottom of foot towards big toe (similar to pain from FHL injury 2.5 years ago but much less intense). Did not continue rolling on ball. Being familiar with trigger points, I press my lower leg up from ankle (on inside of leg) to calf and get some referred pain into my foot between the heel and arch. Pain is felt when swimming, walking, and stretching body when waking up (tension/soreness) and when not moving (dull throbbing ache).
Dr Blake's comment: It is half neurological, and half tendon, the way you describe. When the 3 tendons are individually stressed, how do you feel? Rich
Dr Blake's comment: If you were in my office, and I tested the 3 tendons without problem, I would put you on a tarsal tunnel protocol of neuro flossing, neurological-eze gel top massage, no stretching, active ankle range of motion, warm soaks 20 minutes twice daily, orthotics or sole wedges if you pronate, and consider lyrica for evening at least. Rich