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The Amazing, Vulnerable Foot

The structure of the foot and ankle is hugely complex. How it works at all is a wonder.

  • 28 bones in the foot
  • One fourth the number of bones in the body
  • More than 30 joints
  • Ligaments, tendons, even muscles galore
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.

And how do we treat them? What thanks do feet get? People wear flip-flops for shoes!