Leg Muscles: Anatomy, Support & Movement


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If you wanted to move your big toe, which muscles in your foot would be activated?

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1. Which of the following extrinsic foot muscles is responsible for eversion of the foot?

2. What is the difference between the flexor digitorum longus and the extensor digitorum longus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the muscles moving the foot and toes. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what moves the great toe as well as the muscle responsible for eversion of the foot.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your anatomical knowledge of structures such as:

  • Fibularis brevis
  • Soleus
  • Flexor digitorum brevis
  • Plantaris
  • Gastrocnemius
  • Hallucis
  • Tibialis anterior and posterior

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as gastrocnemius, fibularis brevis, and soleus
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related leg muscle anatomy lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the parts of the body that move the foot and toes

Additional Learning

To learn more about how the foot and toes move, review the corresponding lesson on leg muscle anatomy. This lesson, called Leg Muscles: Anatomy, Support & Movement, covers the following objectives:

  • Know the larger muscles that control the movement of the foot and toes
  • Understand the smaller muscles that move the toes and support the arch of the foot
  • Identify these muscles based on their actions