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Interesting Workings of the Feet

The feet are the foundation of the body and are responsible for having us walk, run, and maintain balance in the body. Additionally, they serve as shock absorbers and can propel the body forward, as well as in other directions. Each foot is composed of 26 bones, and several ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The foot bones work together as the ligaments hold them in place, and the muscles and tendons orchestrate the movement of the feet. While walking, the heel hits the ground first, and the impact is absorbed by the layer of fatty tissue that lies underneath the heel. As the foot rolls forward, the weight of the body moves to the plantar fascia. This is the band of tissue that is found on the sole of the foot and connects the heel to the toes. The weight then moves to the ball of the foot, causing the ability to push off on the toes. There are several foot conditions that patients can be born with, or may develop after incurring a foot injury. If you would like additional information about the biomechanics of the feet, it is suggested that you speak with a chiropodist who can answer any questions you may have.

The biomechanics of your feet play an important role in your foot health. To learn more, please consult with Paul A. Scotti, D.Ch from West Toronto Foot & Ankle Clinic Inc. . Our chiropodist can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 

Foot biomechanics refers to the study of the structure, function, and motion of the feet. The feet and ankles are a complex system consisting of many bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons that work together to move your feet. Understanding the unique biomechanics of your own feet can help you and your chiropodist make informed decisions about your foot health care. This includes decisions about the best preventive measures to avoid foot pain, the best treatment options for various foot problems, and finding the best shoes for your feet. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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