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Muscles are tissues that contract to help parts of the body move. Learn more about how muscles work, what they look like, and how they're treated.

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What Are Voluntary Muscles?

Voluntary muscles are those muscles that are under your conscious control. Weakness or loss of control can signal neuromuscular illness. Voluntary muscles are the skeletal muscles of the body that attach to bones and control movement of the limbs,...

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The Anatomy of Esophageal Diverticulum

Esophageal diverticula are sacs, or pouches, that protrude from the esophagus wall. Learn about causes, diagnosis, and treatment. An esophageal diverticulum is a pouch, or sac, that protrudes outwards from the wall of the esophagus, the tube in...

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Anterior Tibialis Muscle of the Lower Leg

Learn about the tibialis anterior muscle and the problems that may occur. Physical therapy can help with anterior tibialis weakness, tightness, or pain. The tibialis anterior muscle is the muscle located in the front part of the shin bone of your...

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Muscles

Muscles are tissues that contract to help parts of the body move. Learn more about how muscles work, what they look like, and how they're treated.

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The Anatomy of the Gluteus Medius Muscle

The gluteus medius, or glutes, are an important hip muscle that helps to keep your hips, knees, and ankles in line. Learn more. The gluteus medius muscle is one of the muscles on the side of your hip. It resides underneath your gluteus maximus...

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The Anatomy of the Iliacus Muscle

The iliacus muscle is a hip flexor that fits into the curved surface of the largest pelvic bone. It works when you are walking, running, and standing. Nestled into the top part of the pelvic bone, the iliacus muscle extends all the way from your...

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The Anatomy of the Pectineus Muscle

The pectineus muscle, located in the middle of the thigh, helps to flex or move your leg towards your body. Injury to it is called a groin strain. The pectineus muscle, a flat, quadrangular muscle located in the middle of the thigh, helps to flex or...

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Anatomy of the Masseter Muscle

The masseter muscle is one of the primary muscles of chewing. Learn the anatomy, functions, and common conditions affecting this facial muscle. The masseter is a rectangular-shaped muscle in your face and jaw and is one of the primary muscles of...

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The Anatomy of the Brachialis Muscle

The brachialis muscle bends your elbow. Learn about the anatomy, function, and injuries that may occur to it and what can be done for rehabilitation. The brachialis is a muscle located in your arm near the crook of your elbow. This muscle works to...

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The Anatomy of the Gluteus Maximus

The gluteus maximus muscle is the largest of the three muscles located in the buttocks. It helps mobilize the thigh, extending and rotating the hip. The gluteus maximus muscle is the largest gluteal muscle located in the buttocks. Not only does it...

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