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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