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Peroneus Brevis Muscle Anatomy: Origin, Insertion, Action

Peroneus Brevis Muscle Anatomy Study: Origin, Insertion, Action and Innervation

Peroneus Brevis MuscleOrigin: Distal two-thirds of the lateral surface of the fibula, and the anterior and posterior intermuscular septa
Insertion: Tubercle on the base of the lateral aspect of the fifth metatarsal.
Action: Eversion of the foot at the subtalar joint
Innervation: Superficial Peroneal Nerve (L5, S1)
Blood Supply: Branches of the posterior tibial artery

Synergist: Gastrocnemius, Flexor digitorum longus, Flexor hallucis longus, Peroneus longus, Tibialis posterior, Soleus, Plantaris

Primary Actions of the Peroneus Brevis:

1. Eversion of the foot at the subtalar joint

  • Agonists: Peroneus Longus
  • Antagonists: Tibialis Anterior and Posterior

For Pain and Symptom Information See: Peroneus Longus and Peroneus Brevis Muscles: Low Leg, Ankle, Foot Pain

Trail Guide To The Body The Trail Guide To The Body is another excellent book to help you learn the musculature of the human body. Though the book is geared toward massage therapists and physical therapist assistants, the book with its illustrations and text helps anyone gain a thorough understanding of the human musculoskeletal system and movement. I highly recommend this book for anyone studying anatomy and believe that MTs, PTAs, and teachers of body movements should have this book in their possession. I also highly recommend this book for the lay person who wants to gain understanding of the muscle, skeletal system and how our bodies move. This book will not disappoint!


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