Adductor hallucis muscle :-
Muscle details :-
arises by two heads—oblique and transverse and is responsible for adducting the big toe.
it arises by two heads :-
– the oblique head is large and arises from the bases of the 2nd , 3rd and 4th metatarsals and from the sheath of the tendon of the peroneus longus .
– the transverse head is small and arises from the deep metatarsal ligament and the plantar ligaments of the metatarsophalangeal joints of the 3rd , 4th and 5th toes .
on the lateral side of the base of the proximal phalanx of the big toe , in common with the lateral tendon of the flexor hallucis brevis .
Nerve supply :-
deep branch of lateral plantar nerve .
adductor of big toe .
– maintain transverse arches of the foot .