Parts of a Foot
Your foot is made up of soft tissue and bones that work together to form a healthy, functioning, and pain-free foot.
Muscles contract and relax to move the foot.
Tendons are tough fibers that connect muscles to bones.
Ligaments are fibrous strands that connect bones.
Nerves travel throughout the foot, providing feeling.
Nails protect the tips of the toes.
Phalanges are the toe bones.
Metatarsals are the bones between the toes and the ankle bones.
Tarsals are the ankle bones.
The talus is one of the ankle bones.
The calcaneus is the heel bone.
The arch is formed by bones and held in place with ligaments.
Joints are the meeting points between two bones. They are lined with cartilage. Cartilage is smooth tissue that allows joints to move easily.
The plantar fascia is a sheet of fibrous tissue that supports the arch and encloses muscles there.
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Evaluation of Foot and Ankle Pain in the Young Athlete. Up to Date.
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