Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Plantar foot muscles

We just learned about the dorsal foot muscles, that are mostly responsible for lifting your toes up.

The foot muscles you use for scrunching your toes down are called the plantar foot muscles.
There are ten of them, with really big long names!

The big one that moves your big toe is called the abductor hallucis.

abductor hallucis
(from: wikipedia - abductor hallucis)

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