muscles that move the foot/toes

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tibialis anterior (anterior superficial)

dorsiflexion and inversion of foot

fibularis longus (lateral superficial)

plantar flexes and everts the foot

gastrocnemius (posterior superficial)

plantar flexes foot, flexes leg at knee when foot is dorsiflexed

soleus (posterior deep)

Plantar flexes ankle(stronger than gastrocnemius)

tibialis posterior (posterior deep)

plantar flexes and inverts foot

extensor digitorum longus (anterior superficial)

dorsiflexes foot extends distal and middle phalanges of toes

extensor hallucis longus (anterior deep)

extends great toe; dorsiflexes foot

flexor digitorum longus (posterior deep)

plantar flexes foot and flexes toes

flexor hallucis longus (posterior deep)

plantar flexes foot and hallux

superior extensor retinaculum (anterior superficial)

tendons of anterior muscles are held firmly to the ankle by this (transverse ligament)

inferior extensor retinaculum (anterior superficial)

tendons of anterior muscles are held firmly to the ankle by this (cruciate ligament)

calcaneal tendon(posterior deep)

serves as the insertion point for the superficial muscles of the calf. also known as achilles tendon

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