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Copy of Toe Raise

Major Muscles and Actions Involved

Toe Raise

Toe raises involve the tibialis anterior, extensor digitorum longus, and peroneus tertius, muscles, all of which are located on the front of the shin. These muscles are responsible for dorsiflexion. 

Sports Uses

The movement involved in dorsiflexion is very valuable in certain sports such as swimming (the breast stroke), cycling (the up phase), and for some individuals in running to prepare for touchdown. The latter appears to be more automatic rather than a controlled action. In walking and jogging dorsiflexion raises the toe area of the foot so it clears the ground during the swing phase. 

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