Gracilis

Gracilis is another muscle which works in conjunction with the groin muscles, or adductors.

Origin

  • Lower pubic body, near the pubic symphesis.  

Insertion

  • Upper medial surface of the tibia (pes anserine insertion).  

Actions

  • Adducts hip.  
  • Flexes knee.  
  • Internally rotates the hip when the knee is flexed.  

Innervation

  • Obturator nerve.  

Daily uses

  • Sitting with the knees pressed together.  

Example strengthening exercises

Example stretches

Related injuries

Related muscles