Foot Lumbricals     



- See: Plantar Muscles of the Foot:

  Origin: between the tendons of the flexor digitorum longus, except the1st, which arises from the middle side of the first tendon of
          the flexor digitorum longus;
  Insertion: on the medial side of the proximal phalanx, into the expansions of the tendons to the extensor digitorum longus of the 
          2nd to 5th toes.
  Action: Flex the proximal phalanges on the metatarsals and extend the 2 distal phalanges of the 2nd to 5th toes.
  Nerve Supply: 1st lumbricale: medial plantar, L4, L5; 2nd, 3rd, 4th lumbricales: lateral plantar, S1, S2; (See innerv. misc. lower limb)
  Synergists:
        - flexor digitorum brevis and longus for the metatarsophalangeal articulation,
        - extensor digitorum longus and brevis for the extensor function;
        - dorsal interossei and plantar interossei



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, December 5, 2011 4:42 pm