Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dorsal Foot Muscles

We just learned about the Palmar Interossei Hand Muscles.

There are a lot of muscles in the foot, just to help you walk and keep your balance!

The first group of foot muscles we'll talk about are the dorsal foot muscles.

They have really fancy names extensor digitorum brevis and extensor hallucis brevis,
but you can just call them dorsal muscles.

They are used to help you straighten your toes, or lift them up toward your face.
extensor digitorum brevis
(from: wikipedia - extensor digitorum brevis muscle)

extensor hallucis brevis
(from: wikipedia - extensor hallucis brevis muscle)

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