Peroneus Brevis

Peroneus Brevis is one of the peroneals muscle group which pass down the outside of the lower leg and evert (turn outwards) the foot. These muscles are sometimes referred to as Fibularis brevis and longus due to their attchments on the fibula.

Origin

  • Lower 2/3 of the lateral surface of the fibula.  

Insertion

  • Base of the 5th metatarsal.  

Actions

  • Eversion Plantarflexion.

Innervation

  • Superficial peroneal (fibular) nerve.  

Daily uses

  • Walking on uneven surfaces.  

Example strengthening exercises

Example stretches

Related injuries

Related muscles