Soleus Muscle Gastrocnemius Muscle Adductor Muscle Semitendinosus Muscle Biceps Femoris Muscle Iliotibial Tract Gluteus Medius Muscle Gluteus Maximus Muscle Peroneus Longus Muscle Extensor Digitorum Longus Muscle Tibialis Anterior Muscle Pectineus Muscle Vastus Lateralis Muscle Vastus Medialis Muscle Rectus Femoris Muscle Sartorius Muscle Gracilis Muscle Adductor Longus Muscle
STRUCTURE AND POSITION
- Soleus is a large muscle present in the posterior compartment of the Leg.
- Soleus lies deep to the Gastrocnemius Muscle of the Leg. It lies directly over the Tibia Bone.
- Origin : Soleus Muscle arises from the Fibula, over its Head and Proximal Shaft posteriorly, and from the Tibia, over its Medial Border.
- It runs between the Gastrocnemius Muscle and Tibia bone, downwards in the leg.
- Insertion : Soleus ends into the Tendo Calcaneus, which is a common tendon for it and Gastrocnemius. Through Tendo Calcaneus it is inserted into the Posterior surface of the Calcaneus Bone.
Soleus Muscle gets its blood via Sural Branches of the Popliteal Artery, Posterior Tibial Artery and the Peroneal Artery.
Soleus receives its nerve supply via the Tibial Nerve.
Soleus flexes the Ankle Joint towards the Plantar side.