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Muscle Group 12

Muscles That Move the Foot

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Tibialis anterior Origin: Tibia (lateral condyle & surface) Insertion: Medial cuneiform & 1st metatarsal Action: Dorsiflexes & inverts foot at angle
Extensor digitorum longus Origin: Tibia (lateral condyle) Insertion: Middle & distal phalanges Action: Dorsiflexes foot at ankle; Extends toes
Fibularis (Peroneus) longus Origin: Fibula (head) Insertion: By tendon curving under the foot to 1st metatarsal & medial cuneiform Action: Plantar flexes & everts foot at ankle
Gastrocnemius (2 heads) Origin: Femur (lateral & medial condyles) Insertion: Calcaneus via calcaneal (Achilles) tendon Action: Plantar flexes at ankle; Flexes leg at knee
Soleus Origin: Tibia (posterior surface); Fibula (posterior surface) Insertion: Calcaneus via calcaneal (Achilles) tendon Action: Plantar fleses foot at ankle
Flexor digitorum longus (tendon posterior to medial malleolus) Origin: Tibia (posterior surface) Insertion: Distal phalanges of toes 2-5 Action: Plantar flexes & inverts foot at ankle; Flexes toes
Tibialis posterior Origin: Tibia (posterior surface); Fibula (posterior surface) Insertion: Under foot medially into tarsals & metatarsals Action: Plantar flexes & inverts foot at ankle
Created by: michael.itonaga