Twenty muscles give the foot its shape, support and the ability to move.

The main muscles of the foot are:

  • the tibilias posterior, which supports the foot's arch
  • the tibilias anterior, which allows the foot to move upward
  • the tibilias peroneal, which controls movement on the outside of the ankle
  • the extensors, which help raise the toes, making it possible to take a step
  • the flexors, which help stabilise the toes.