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A Complete Guide To The Anatomy Of The Foot

Our feet are very complex structures. Over 25% of all our body’s bones are located in the feet. There are 54 total, including the 2 small sesamoid bones located in each foot under the big toe.

Take a ride with us through the feet, as we begin at the ankles and end at the toes, explaining what each bone, ligament, muscle and tendon means to the rest of the foot, and the important role each plays in maintaining mobility, stabilization and balance.

To get started, all you need to do is click on the title of the article below that you are most interested in. Feel free to spend time browsing this section to learn more about the feet, or browse additional sections to learn more about problems and conditions that can affect the feet.

Foot Anatomy Guide:

Ankle Bones ankle bones

Learn more about the ankle bones and how they work and function. Also learn about injuries that occur to the bones of the ankle.

Ankle Ligaments ankle ligaments

This article will teach you about the several different ligaments that make up our ankle joints.

Bones of the Foot bones of the foot

Learn about the 26 different bones that make up each foot. Find out how they work together and what their role is.

Metatarsal metatarsal bones

Learn more about the metatarsal bones and how injuries can occur, symptoms of these injuries and treatment options.

Plantar Fascia plantar fascia

Learn more about the main connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. Included is info about the anatomy of the tissues, complications, treatment for complications and prevention tips.

This page was last updated on October 2nd, 2015

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There are five metatarsals in all. The metatarsals are the long bones located in our feet, between the tarsal (ankle) bones and the phalanges (toes).

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