Monday, 14 December 2015

Extensor Hallucis BREVIS - anterior lower leg

We're back with Extensor Hallucis Brevis! The 'little sister' of last week's muscle: 

Extensor: extends
Hallucis: referring to the big toe (aka 'toe #1')
Brevis: there is most likely a longer version of this muscle

Extensor Hallucis Brevis Muscle Attachments:

Origin:  dorsal surface of the calcaneus

Insertion:   big toe  (aka toe 1)

Extensor Hallucis Longus Muscle Action:

 extension of the big toe 

we've officially crossed the ankle and we're into foot muscles! See you next monday :)