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Flexor Digiti Minimi Brevis of Foot

Flexor Digiti Minimi Brevis of foot is a small muscle that lies in the third plantar muscle layer of the foot. It originates from the base of the fifth metatarsal.

The third plantar muscle layer of the foot consists of: Flexor Hallucis Brevis, Oblique and Transverse Head of Adductor Hallucis and Flexor Digiti Minimi Brevis.

See Also: Foot Anatomy

Flexor Digiti Minimi Brevis of Foot Anatomy

OriginBase of fifth metatarsal head
InsertionProximal phalanx of small toe
InnervationLateral plantar nerve
ActionFlexes small toe
Blood SupplyLateral Plantar artery
foot Flexor Digiti Minimi Brevis

References & More

  1. Card RK, Bordoni B. Anatomy, Bony Pelvis and Lower Limb, Foot Muscles. [Updated 2023 Apr 8]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2024 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK539705/
  2. Ficke J, Byerly DW. Anatomy, Bony Pelvis and Lower Limb: Foot. [Updated 2023 Aug 7]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2024 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK546698/
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