The Human Foot
Your foot is made up of 28 bones, 30 joints and over 100 muscles, ligaments & tendons as well as the nerves & blood vessels that supply them. How they all work together is the subject of Podiatry.
To qualify as a lower limb specialist, a Podistrist undergoes a 3 year degree in addition to over 1000hrs of supervised clinical practice even before they graduate.
It's three years studying anatomy, pharmacology and biomechanics that allow a trained Podiatrist to see beyond your skin and right into the complex marvel of engineering that makes up your foot...
and the bones that form it
Calcaneus - The heel bone
Talus - Sits above it, forming part of your ankle
Tarsals - The midfoot bones that make up your arches
Metatarsals - The long bones heading towards your toes
Phalanges - The smaller bones that make up your toes
Sesamoids - Two tiny bones on the underside of the foot
3D Model of the Human Foot
Thanks to Western University of Health Sciences for providing us with this model.