The Amazing, Vulnerable Foot
The structure of the foot and ankle is hugely complex. How it works at all is a wonder.
Feet of course, bear our entire weight. If in good shape they are a platform that enables standing comfortably even indefinitely. We can walk, run, and jump.
- 28 bones in the foot
- One fourth the number of bones in the body
- More than 30 joints
- Ligaments, tendons, even muscles galore
And how do we treat them? What thanks do feet get? People wear flip-flops for shoes!