Your feet work hard for you. Your feet are flexible and made of bones, joints, muscles and soft tissue. Our feet allow us to walk, run and jump. The feet are divided into three sections. The forefoot is made up of five toes known as phalanges and five long bones are known as metatarsals. The midfoot is a collection of bones that form the arch of the foot. These include three cuneiform bones, the cuboid bone, and the navicular bone. The hindfoot forms the heel and ankle. The talus bone supports the leg bones known as the tibia and fibula, forming the ankle. The heel bone known as the calcaneus is the largest bone in the foot.
Muscles, tendons, and ligaments run along the surface of the feet allowing for complex motion, movements and balance. The Achilles tendon connects the heel to the calf muscle and is essential for running, standing, jumping and standing on your toes. Your feet are another complex part of your body and take a lot of abuse, it is wise to pamper them on a regular basis. De Hart Plumbing Heating and Cooling, serving Manhattan Kansas, Junction City Kansas, Wamego Kansas and some surrounding areas.