Foot

Foot

The foot consists of 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments that provide support, balance, and mechanical function.

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Adin David

  • Specialities :Pain Management, Orthopedic Spine, Minimally Invasive Spine

  • Locations :Edison | 17 VAN Nostrand Avenue | 54 DEAN | Wilson Orthopedics @ Bronx | Park Avenue Trauma | HEASC ...

Baynes Jason

  • Specialities :Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

  • Locations :54 DEAN | Eatontown | Woodbridge | 100A Liv, Brooklyn | 148-21 Jamaica | Englewood Hospital @ Englew...

Capiola David

  • Specialities :Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics

  • Locations :Lenox Hill Hospital @ Lenox Hill Hospital , New York, NY | 54 DEAN | HEASC @ 54 Dean | Hamilton | B...

Kaplan Charles

  • Specialities :Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • Locations :HEASC @ 54 Dean | West New York | 100A Liv, Brooklyn | 54 DEAN

Kyriakides Christopher

  • Specialities :Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

  • Locations :West Milford | New York Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation @ Astoria, NY | 100A Liv, Brooklyn | 54...

Levine Pamela

  • Specialities :Orthopaedics

  • Locations :New York Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation @ Astoria, NY | 38 Astoria | New York Methodist Hospit...

Liebowitz Stanley

  • Specialities :Orthopaedics

  • Locations :New Rochelle, New York | 69th St | HEASC @ 54 Dean | Eastchester

Moise Anson

  • Specialities :Pain Management, Minimally Invasive Spine, Anesthesia, Orthopedic Spine

  • Locations :Jamaica Estates | 100A Liv, Brooklyn | West New York | Pascack Valley Hospital @ Westwood, NJ | Spin...

Patel Vipul

  • Specialities :Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics

  • Locations :330 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 | 54 DEAN | HEASC @ 54 Dean | Central Park West

Scilaris Thomas

  • Specialities :Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

  • Locations :Flushing (Dr. Echenique) | Englewood Hospital | West New York | Perth Amboy | Bergen Pain Clinic | 5...

Wilson Arnold

  • Specialities :Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

  • Locations :Empire State Ambulatory Center | HEALTHPLUS SURGERY CENTER@Saddle Brook | Montefiore Medical Center ...

More Info

Due to constant stress, impact, and pressure that the feet endure on a daily basis, there is potential for many foot problems to arise over the course of a lifetime. The basic foot structure is comprised of three sections: the forefoot, midfoot, and hindfoot.

The forefoot includes the phalanges and their connecting metatarsals, as well as the ball of the foot. The phalanges are the toes, and the metatarsals are the long bones that connect to the phalanges. The midfoot area is the arch, which is comprised of five tarsal bones. The plantar fascia ligament runs along the arch, connecting the midfoot to the forefoot and hindfoot, along with other muscles. The hindfoot connects the midfoot and ankle and is comprised of three joints, as well as the heel bone. The heel is the largest bone in the foot and is protected by a fatty pad that absorbs shock and reduces pressure.

Common reasons for foot problems are injuries, infections (bacterial, fungal, or viral), arthritis affecting one or multiple joints, tumors and abnormal growths, and issues that arise from ill-fitting or improper footwear, stress, or mechanical changes. A physician or a physician assistant will carefully evaluate your symptoms and recommend an appropriate treatment plan.