Tibialis anterior forms the main fleshy part of the shin on the front and outside of the shin. It is a powerful dorsi flexor (lifts the foot up)..


  • Upper 1/2 of lateral and anterior surfaces of the tibia


  • Inner surface of the medial cuneiform and 1st metatarsal


  • Inversion
  • Dorsiflexion


  • Deep peroneal nerve

Daily uses

  • Walking - to lift the foot up and clear the ground

How can I stretch it?

How can I strengthen it?

  • Toe raises

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