Peroneus Longus and Brevis

Peroneus Longus and Brevis

How to massage the Peroneus Longus and Brevis

This is a key stabilizer muscle that helps the body walk, run and perform many other lower body movements. It is a small muscle, but when tight it can cause pain and even nerve entrapment. Foot pain, heel pain and difficultly walking can result from overlooking this muscle in your stretching routine. Use the MyoBuddy to dig in to this muscle and release it from tension before it becomes a problem.

About the Peroneus Longus and Brevis

In human anatomy, the peroneus longus (also known as fibularis longus) is a superficial muscle in the lateral compartment of the leg, and acts to evert and plantar flex the ankle.

The muscle, the longest and most superficial of the three fibularis muscles, is attached proximally to the head of the fibula and its ‘belly’ runs down most of this bone. It becomes a tendon that goes posteriorly around the lateral malleolus of the ankle, then continues under the foot to attach to the medial cuneiform and first metatarsal.