Foot Anatomy and Pain

Your feet are made up of bones, joints, muscles, and soft tissues. To be exact, one foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons! That is a lot of body parts required for you to stand upright and perform activities such as running, jumping, and walking. Anyone who has experienced pain in their foot can attest to how debilitating it can be.

Here is a discussion about your foot anatomy as well as common ailments for the foot. Most of these conditions can be treated naturally with effective results right here at River Ridge Chiropractic.

Bones of the Foot
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The 26 bones of your feet are divided into the following areas:

Phalanges: The bones in the toes are called phalanges.

Metatarsals: The bones in the middle of the foot are called metatarsal bones.

Cuneiforms: There are three bones in the middle of the foot, towards the center of the body called cuneiforms.

Cuboid: The bone sitting adjacent to the cuneiforms on the outside of the foot is called the cuboid.

Navicular: This bone sits behind the cuneiforms.

Talus: Also called the ankle bone, the talus sits directly behind the navicular.

Calcaneus: Also called the heel bone, the calcaneus sits under the talus and behind the cuboid.

Most pain experienced in the foot is caused by poorly fitting shoes, injury, or overuse. Other causes of foot pain follow. Click the link of each item for further information:

If you are experiencing foot pain or discomfort and are ready to book an appointment, I will be happy to work with you to figure out the best care pathway for your needs.

We also have more blog posts about foot pain for further reading.

Have Questions? Call (828) 274-6602 to discuss your unique needs.