Flexor Digitorum Longus - Muscle Physiology & Functional Anatomy

 

Flexor Digitorum Longus Muscle

Anatomy

 

Origin:

  • Posterior shaft of tibia below soleal line & by broad aponeurosis from fibula

Insertion

  • Base of distal phalanges of lateral four toes



Major Artery:

  • Posterior tibial artery

 

Neural Innervation:

  • Tibial nerve (S1-S2)

 

Trigger Points: 

Trigger Points of the Flexor Digitorum Longus Muscle

 

Physiology

 

Concentric Functions:

  • Flexes distal phalanges of lateral four toes and

  • Flexes foot at ankle

  • Supports lateral longitudinal arch

Eccentric Functions:


Isometric Function:


Related Muscles


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The flexor Digitorum longus muscle

 

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