Ankle Muscles

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Gastrocnemius

a muslce made up of a medial and lateral head, which plantar flex the ankle and make up part of the "calf"

Soleus

a muscle deep to the gastrocnemius that helps to plantar flex the ankle and make up part of the "calf"

Flexor digitorum longus

a long muscle/tendon that bends the lateral four toes

Flexor hallucis longus

a long muscle/tendon that bends the big toe

Tibialis anterior

the muscle that lies in front of the tibia and performs dorsiflexion at the ankle

Extensor digitorum longus

a long muscle/tendon that entends the toes

Achilles tendon

A tendon at the back of the ankle that connects the calf muscles and the heel; named after the mythical Greek hero.

Plantaris

initiates flexion of the knee

Popliteus

located at the back of the knee

Tibialis posterior

a muscle that lies behind the tibia

Fibularis (Peroneus) brevis

a short muscle that lies near the fibula to evert the ankle

Fibularis (Peroneus) longus

a long muscle that lies near the fibula to evert the ankle

Fibularis (Peroneus) tertius

the third muscle that lies near the fibula to evert the ankle

Extensor Hallicis longus

A long muscle/tendon that extends the big toe

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