Structure of the foot and how it relates to our daily function

There are many bones, nerves and ligaments that make up the structure of your foot and allow you to perform daily functions. 26 bones are supported and moved by more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments.

The main functions of the structure of your foot are:

  1. Transmitting the body weight to the ground
  2. Maintaining balance
  3. Assisting ambulation

 Needless to say, any misalignments or injuries can impede these main functions tremendously and result in further long-term health issues. Correct functional angles and joint movements are the prerequisite of a mobile life for years to come. Getting checked by a podiatrist familiar with the structure of your foot allows you to seek the correct necessities to prevent any difficulties in daily motion.

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