The Calf Muscles

Main Calf Muscles





Origin Insertion Actions Palpation
Gastrocnemius Posterior surfaces of the two condyles of the femur Posterior surface of the calcaneus(Achilles tendon) Plantar flexion of the ankle.Flexion of the knee Upper aspect of the lower leg.
Soleus Upper twothirds of the posterior tibia and fibula Posterior surface of the calcaneus (Achilles tendon) Plantar flexion of the ankle Under the gastrocnemius muscle. Can be palpated below gastrocnemius on posterior lower leg.


upper calf massage