The tibialis anterior, gastrocnemius and soleus are important muscles in the lower leg. The gastrocnemius and soleus muscles are responsible for plantarflexion, which is pointing the foot downwards. Meanwhile, the tibialis anterior muscle is responsible for dorsiflexion, which is pulling the foot upwards. These muscles are essential for everyday activities like walking, running, and jumping.
However, they can be prone to injury or tightness, so it’s important to stretch and strengthen them regularly. Proper warm-up and stretching before exercise, and rest and recovery after, can help maintain the health and function of the lower leg muscles.