5 Things You Need to Know About Plantar Flexion

Plantar flexion is the movement of the foot away from the body by bending the ankle. Plantar flexion occurs when you stand on your tiptoes or when you push down on the gas pedal in your vehicle. Plantar flexion depends on the muscles of the ankle and calf to work properly.

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Plantar flexion is the movement of the foot away from the body by bending the ankle. Plantar flexion occurs when you stand on your tiptoes or when you push down on the gas pedal in your vehicle. Plantar flexion depends on the muscles of the ankle and calf to work properly.

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