Patient Education Term Category: Foot Anatomy

Your Foot Print

With a normal footstep, the heel hits the ground first, followed by a rolling motion of the foot towards the forefoot and toes. Finally, the footstep is completed by pushing off of the ball area of the foot. During the motion of a normal footstep, the arch absorbs shock as it slightly flattens when the […]

Foot Anatomy

The foot is an intricate structure of 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments that provide support, balance, and mechanical function. In fact, the bones of the feet account for 25% of the total bones in the entire human body. Add to this the constant stress, impact, and pressure that the […]

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