Flexor digiti minimi (of foot)

  • The flexor digiti minimi brevis (also flexor digiti minimi brevis, latin: musculus flexor digiti minimi brevis) is a muscle of the lateral part of the sole of the foot that lies under the fifth metatarsal bone.

    Origin

    The flexor digiti minimi brevis originates from the base of the fifth metatarsal bone and the long plantar ligament.

    Insertion

    The flexor digiti minimi brevis inserts at the base of the proximal phalanx of the fifth digit of the foot called the little toe.

    Action

    The function of the flexor digiti minimi brevis is flexing the little toe.

    Innervation

    The flexor digiti minimi of the foot is innervated by the lateral plantar nerve, a terminal branch of the tibial nerve.