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What are the tendons in the foot?

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The tendons in the foot include the flexor digitorum longus tendon, the flexor hallucis longus tendon, the peroneus longus tendon, the Achilles tendon and the plantaris tendon, according to InnerBody. Other tendons are the tibialis anterior tendon and the extensor digitorum longus tendons.

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The flexor digitorum longus tendon serves the muscle of the same name, which runs from the back of

the tibia to the foot, claims InnerBody. The tendon passes along the bottom of the foot, then divides into four. These divisions attach to the toes.

The flexor hallucis longus tendon attaches its muscle to the big toe, says InnerBody. The peroneus longus tendon is located behind the nerves and muscles that enclose the ankle and serves the muscle that connects the leg bones to the foot and turns the sole outward.

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body and connects the heel bone, or calcaneus, to the calf muscle, says InnerBody. Because it has no protective sheathing, the Achilles tendon is famously prone to injury. The plantaris tendon attaches its muscle to the heel bone, and the tibialis anterior tendon attaches its muscle to the medial cuneiform and first metatarsal bones. The extensor digitorum longus tendons connect their muscles to all the toes save the big toe, claims InnerBody.

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