Abductor digiti minimi (foot)

Dr Geon Oh et al.

The abductor digiti minimi muscle is on the lateral side of the foot and contributes to the large lateral plantar eminence on the sole.


  • origin: lateral and medial processes of calcaneal tuberosity, and band of connective tissue connecting calcaneus with base of metatarsal V
  • insertion: lateral side of base of proximal phalanx of little toe
  • action: abducts little toe at metatarsophalangeal joint
  • arterial supplylateral plantar artery
  • innervation: lateral plantar nerve from tibial nerve

Related pathology

The abductor digiti minimi muscle is involved in Baxter neuropathy.

Lower limb anatomy
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rID: 44458
Section: Anatomy
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