Which Muscles Move the Leg?
Posted on 21st December 2021
As humans, we have over 600 muscles that we rely on each day in order to move freely. There is, however, no singular way of learning them. In this blog, we’re going to be looking at an easier way to remember them all.
Today we’re going to be focusing on the muscles that support the movement of the leg, knee and ankle.
The Hip Joint
The hip joint (acetabulofemoral joint) is the attachment of the femur and the acetabulum of the pelvis. This joint is a ball and socket joint which has many movements.
Knee and Ankle Joint
The knee joint consists of the end of the femur connecting to the top of the tibia and fibula. The two main actions at the knee joint are flexion and extension. The ankle joint is the distal ends of the tibia and fibula meeting the talus. The actions of the ankle are plantarflexion and dorsiflexion. The subtalar joint (which is the articulation of the talus and calcaneus) allows inversion and eversion of the foot)
The best way to learn the muscles is the move and copy the action that the muscles perform. Try and find a diagram of the body, pinpoint the location of the muscles mentioned above, and then perform the action. Focus on how the muscles contracts and relaxes during the movement.
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