Muscles

The foot has twenty muscles which allow it to fulfill its various functions.

The main ones are:

  • The anterior tibial - allows the foot to flex upward
  • The posterior tibial - supports the arch
  • The peroneal tibial - controls the outward movement of the foot
  • The extensors – help the toes and feet to move upward
  • The flexors  - help to stabilise the toes