Diagram Bones Of Foot
The skeletal structure of the foot is similar to that of the hand but, because the foot bears more weight, it is stronger but less movable. The bones of the foot are organized into the tarsal bones, metatarsal bones, and phalanges. The foot begins at the lower end of the tibia and fibula, the two bones of the lower leg.
The foot is divided into three sections – the forefoot, the midfoot and the hindfoot. The forefoot. This consists of five long metatarsal bones and five shorter bones that form the toes (phalanges). The midfoot. This is approximately pyramid-shaped and is comprised of three cuneiform bones, the navicular bone and the cuboid bone.
This includes 2 sesamoid bones of the foot. The foot is made up of 33 joints. In this article, to make it easier to undertand, the bones of the foot will be divided into tarsal bones, metatarsal bones, and phalanges. This diagram of the foot will prove beneficial in understanding the bones of the foot better.