flexor hallucis longus
The flexor hallucis longus is the powerful “push-off” muscle during walking, running, and jumping
Flexor Hallucis Longus
The flexor hallucis longus muscle is found on the lateral side of the leg. This is slightly counter-intuitive, as it is opposite the great toe, which it acts on.
- Attachments: Originates from the posterior surface of the fibula, attaches to the plantar surface of the phalanx of the great toe.
- Actions: Flexes the great toe.
- Innervation: Tibial nerve.