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Origin, Insertion, and Action for the Gastrocnemius

Origin: Condyles of femur
Insertion: Calcaneus by calcaneal tendon
Action: Flexes leg, plantar flexes foot

2

Origin, Insertion, and Action for the Tibialis posterior

Origin: Proximal portion of tibia and fibula
Insertion: Second through fourth metatarsals and some tarsals
Action: Plantar flexes and inverts foot

3

Origin, Insertion, and Action for the Flexor digitorum longus

Origin: Posterior tibia
Insertion: Distal phalanges of II-V digits
Action: Flexes toes, plantar flexes and inverts foot

4

Origin, Insertion, and Action for the Tibials anterior

Origin: Lateral condyle and proximal tibia
Insertion: First metatarsal and medial cuneiform
Action: Dorsiflexes and inverts foot

5

Origin, Insertion, and Action for the Extensor digitorum longus

Origin: Lateral condyle of tibia, shaft of fibula
Insertion: Middle and distal phalanges of II-V digits
Action: Extends toes, dorsiflexes foot

6

Origin, Insertion, and Action for the Fibularis longus

Origin: Head and shaft of fibula, lateral condyle of tibia
Insertion: First metatarsal, medial cuneiform
Action: Plantar flexes and everts foot

7

Name an action for the Soleus

Plantar flexes foot

8

Name an action for the Plantaris

Flexes leg, plantar flexes foot

9

Name an action for the Popliteus

Flexes leg

10

Name an action for the Fibularis brevis

Plantar flexes and everts foot

11

Name an action for the Fibularis tertius

Dorsiflexes and everts foot