abductor muscle of little toe
A muscle with origin from the lateral and the medial processes of the calcanean tuberosity, with insertion to the lateral side of the proximal phalanx of the fifth toe, with nerve supply from the lateral plantar nerve, and whose action abducts and flexes the little toe.
The Painful Meaning of “Turf Toe,” “Metatarsalphalangeal Joint Sprain,” or “Death Toe”
Recently, the Detroit Lions’ Jahvid Best was forced out of a football game due to turf toe — Grade 2 turf toe, to be exact. It’s a funky name for what can become an significant injury for professional athletes. First of all, turf toe gets its name because athletes who play on artificial turf face the highest risk of suffering from it. This means football players, rugby …
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