Soleus

Diagram of anterior muscles. Diagram of posterior muscles.

The soleus muscles are a pair of muscles located in each of the lower-legs of the human body.

The two soleus muscles, one of which is located in each leg, are located beneath the corresponding gastrocnemius muscle.

Origin, Insertion and Actions of the Soleus muscles:

Points of Origin:
  • Upper half of the posterior surface of the tibia bone
  • Upper third of the posterior fibula bone
Points of Insertion:
Actions:

The soleus muscles are labelled on our diagrams of human anterior muscles and also human posterior muscles.

More about Muscles:

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