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Feet 2017-07-03T12:59:14+00:00

The 20-plus muscles in the foot help enable movement, while also giving the foot its shape. Like the fingers, the toes have flexor and extensor muscles that power their movement and play a large role in balance. In terms of mobility, the Achilles tendon is one of the most important structures in the leg and foot. This tendon in the back of the calf and ankle connects the plantaris, calf, and soleus muscles to the heel bone. It stores the elastic energy needed for running, jumping, and other physical activity.1