Extensor Hallucis Longus

Extensor Hallucis Longus Muscle

The extensor hallucis longus is the only muscle responaible for extending (pulling back) the big toe.

Origin - Middle 2/3 of the inner surface of the front of the fibula.

Insertion - Distal phalanx of the big toe.

Actions - Extension of the big toe.

Innervation - Peroneal (fibular) nerve.

Daily uses - Walking up the stairs it pulls the big toe up to clear the step.

Example strengthening exercises - Toe raises.

Related injuries - Inflammation of the extensor tendons of the toes.

Related muscles - Tibialis anterior
Extensor digitorum longus.

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