General information

Flexor digiti minimi brevis is a small muscle situated in the single of the foot.

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Literal meaning

The brief muscle that bends the little bit toe.

Interesting information

Flexor digiti mini brevis, along with the flexor digitorum longus, flexor accessorius (quadratus plantae), flexor digitorum brevis, flexor hallucis brevis, dorsal and also plantar interossei and lumbricals, are the toe flexors.

Origin

Base of 5th metatarsal bone, lengthy plantar ligament.

Insertion

Base of proximal phalanx of fifth digit.

Function

5th metatarsophalangeal joint: toe flexion.

Nerve supply

Lateral plantar nerve (S2 – S3).

Blood supply

Arcuate, lateral tarsal and lateral plantar arteries.

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Relevant research

A examine found that the intrinsic plantar foot muscles, which consists of the Flexor Digiti Minimi Brevis, are all caused making use of the toes-spreview out exercise and therefore this exercise might be of usage as soon as looking to attend to intrinsic foot muscle dysfunction in foot and also lower extremity problems. The exercise may additionally be used to help in staying clear of lower extremity injuries.

Gooding, T. M., Feger, M. A., Hart, J. M., & Hertel, J. (2016). Intrinsic Foot Muscle Activation Throughout Specific Exercises: A T2 Time Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. Journal of athletic training, 51(8), 644–650.

Flexor digiti minimi brevis (foot) exercises

The highest percent activation in the abductor digiti minimi, adductor hallucis oblique, and flexor digiti minimi was checked out in the toes-spread-out exercise.

Gooding, T. M., Feger, M. A., Hart, J. M., & Hertel, J. (2016). Intrinsic Foot Muscle Activation Throughout Specific Exercises: A T2 Time Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. Journal of athletic training, 51(8), 644–650.

Strengthening:

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Toe abduction band

Place a band also about the toes, and spread them outwards as much as feasible.

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Stretching:

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Toe flexion passive

Sitting through one leg over the other, making use of your hand also, bend your toes downwards and also in the direction of you.


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