The Extensor Digtitorum Longus muscle is one of the three dorsi flexors (pulls the foot upwards) of the foot. It is exercised by trying to walk on the heels.


  • Lateral condyle of the tibia
  • Head and anterior surface of the fibula
  • Interosseous membrane (between tibia and fibia)


  • Dorsal (top) surface of the middle and end phalanges of the four outer toes.


  • Extends toes
  • Dorsiflexion
  • Eversion


  • Peroneal (Fibular) nerve

Daily uses

  • Walking upstairs and making sure the toes clear the steps

How can I stretch it?

How can I strengthen it?

  • Toe raises

Lower Leg and Ankle Muscles:

More Human Muscles: