Why can't you move toes individually?
October 5, 2006 6:38 PM Subscribe
Why can't you move your toes individually?
posted by fogster to health & fitness (30 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I feel like I'm blowing my question of the week, but it's something I've wondered for a while. I can point with my index finger, give someone the middle finger, give someone a thumbs-up, etc., but I can't move an individual toe. (I have no reason to, but that's not the point.)
Why is this? Do we just not learn to control the muscles? Do the muscles atrophy? Is it just not possible for some biological reason? (And why don't more people wonder things like this?)