Tibialis Anterior
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The tibialis anterior is the most medial muscle of the anterior compartment of the leg and is responsible for dorsiflexing and inverting the foot.

About Tibialis Anterior

The tibialis anterior has two origins, one being the lateral tibial condyle and the other being the upper lateral surface of the tibia, and inserts on the medial surface of the medial cuneiform and adjoining part of base of the first metatarsal of the foot allowing the toe to be pulled up and held in a locked position. It also allows for the ankle to be inverted giving the ankle horizontal movement allowing for some cushion if the ankle were to be rolled. Antagonists are plantar-flexors of the posterior compartment such as soleus and gastrocnemius.

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Tibialis Anterior
 /  Muscles  /  Lower Leg
The tibialis anterior is the most medial muscle of the anterior compartment of the leg and is responsible for dorsiflexing and inverting the foot.