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Muscles acting on the foot

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tibialis anteriordorsiflexion and inversion of foot
extensor digitorum longusextends toes (metatarsophalangeal joints), dorsiflexion of foot
fibularis (peroneus) longusplantar flexion and eversion of foot
gastrocnemius* origintwo heads from medial and lateral condyles of femur
gastrocnemius* insertioncalcaneus (via calcaneal tendon)
gastrocnemius* actionplantar flexion of foot (when leg is extended) and flexes knee (when foot is dorsiflexed)
soleusplantar flexion of foot
flexor digitorum longusplantar flexion and inversion of foot; flexes toes
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