Why does my abductor Digiti Minimi hurt?
Then, what does the abductor Digiti Minimi do?
Its main function is to pull the little finger away from the other fingers (abduction). It also plays an important role when the hand grasps something tightly. It helps flex the joint of the first knuckle. Nerve functions are supplied by the deep branch of the ulnar nerve.
Likewise, what is the origin of abductor Digiti Minimi? Abductor digiti minimi muscle originates from the plantar aponeurosis, lateral and medial processes of calcaneal tuberosity and the area between them. It courses anteriorly through the lateral part of the foot, giving off a tendon that inserts to the base of proximal phalanx of 5th digit and 5th metatarsal bone.
Also to know is, what does the name of the abductor Digiti Minimi?
Etymology. The Latin name abductor digiti minimi translates to abductor of the small digit while the alternative name abductor digiti quinti means abductor of fifth digit.
What muscles are in the foot?
Muscles also attach to the ankle and various bones in the foot.
- Gastrocnemius. The gastrocnemius is a muscle that forms half of what is commonly called the calf muscle.
- Flexor hallucis longus.
- Flexor digitorum longus.
- Tibialis posterior.
- Peroneus longus.
- Peroneus brevis.