Arches of Feet

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alison.cygan
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Arches of Feet
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2015-10-29 21:12:44
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Arches of the feet
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  1. Functions (2)
    • Support body weight
    • Lever to propel body forward in walking/running
  2. Medial Longitudinal Arch
    (heel to 1st metatarsal head)
    • Calcaneus
    • Talus
    • Navicular
    • 3 cuneiforms
    • Medial 3 metatarsals
  3. Lateral Longitudinal Arch
    (heel to 5th metatarsal head)
    • Calcaneus
    • Cuboid
    • 4th & 5th metatarsals
  4. Transverse Arch
    (1/2 dome shape)
    • Base of metatarsals
    • Cuboid
    • Cuneiforms
  5. "Keystone" (Medial Long. Arch)
    Rounded head of TALUS
  6. "Staples"
    • Plantar ligaments
    • (hold lower edge of tarsals together when weight-bearing)
  7. "Tie Beams"
    • Plantar Aponeurosis
    • Muscles of foot
    • (Prevent sagging of arch)
  8. "Suspension Bridge"
    • Tendons
    • Ankle Ligaments
    • (bracing)

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