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foot muscles

Dorsal: dorsal interosseous, extensor digitorum brevis, extensor digitorum longus, extensor hallucis longus, and tibialis anterior muscles. Plantar: abductor digiti minimi, abductor hallucis, adductor hallucis, flexor digitorum brevis, flexor digiti minimi brevis, flexor hallucis brevis, lumbrical, plantar interosseous, and quadratus plantae muscles.
See: leg for illus. (Muscles of the leg)
See also: muscle
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Foot muscles atrophy in the Danish diabetic patients of both type 1 and type 2 with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) has been detected with ultrasonography [12, 13].
(2010) Standing in an unstable shoe increases postural sway and muscle activity of selected smaller extrinsic foot muscles. Gait & Posture 32, 215-219.
It is embedded within a small, portable, one-size-fits- all device and delivers non-invasive electro-stimulation to the common peroneal nerve located in the back of the knee, which activates small micro-contractions of the calf, shin and foot muscles. The mechanism of action causes blood to flow back towards the heart at a volume shown to be 50%-70% to that of walking, without the patient having to move or exert energy and without uncomfortable muscle movements.
Severe presentations of tarsal tunnel syndrome may exhibit weakness of intrinsic foot muscles. (11) Weakened plantar muscles may cause the patient to have difficulty spreading their toes.
Many of the foot muscles are in four layers along the sole of the foot.
This assessment showed a significant drop in the amplitude of the recorded potentials from the intrinsic foot muscles particularly from the extensor digitorum brevis.
Injections of the alphasarcoglycan gene in the foot muscles of three patients with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2D produced 4-5 times the amount of the alpha-sarcoglycan protein, compared with saline injections.
Neither the researchers nor the patients knew which of the foot muscles received the actual treatment until the end of the experiment.
This gliding is accomplished by both ciliary activity on the foot and peri staltic contraction of the foot muscles (Miller, 1974).
Concentrations of AMP in the adductor and foot muscles of H.