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Podiatry Center

Chicago Office: (312) 372-0919

Downers Grove Office: (630) 515-0705

John M. Wray, DPM

Available by phone 24/7!

Foot Anatomy
 

The foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and numerous tendons. Complex bio-mechanics keep all these parts in the right position and moving together. Given these intricacies, it is not surprising that most people will experience some problem with their feet at some time in their lives.

Within each foot, the essential structure can be summed up as follows:

Seven short tarsal bones make up the heel and back of the instep.

Five metatarsal bones spread from the back of the foot toward front and make up the structure for the ball of the foot. Each metatarsal is associated with one of the toes.

Fourteen phalanges, small bones, form the toe structure.

Tarsal and metatarsal bones provide the structure for the arch of the foot.

Bands of ligaments connect and hold all the bones in place.

A thick layer of fatty tissue under the sole helps absorb the pressure and shock that comes from walking and everyday movements.

 
 
 
Chicago Podiatrist Podiatry Center is a poidiatry office providing Foot Anatomy, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Chicago, IL. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 60602 area and surrounding areas in Chicago