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How many bones are in your foot?

How many bones are in your foot?

26 (some say 28): Most people say there are 26 regular bones in a normal human foot. Some people add in 2 little sesamoid bones to make 28 total. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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What are the bones in your foot called?

What are the bones in your foot called?

Foot bones: Each has its own names: heel bone is calcaneus, talus sits atop the calcaneus, there is the cuboid, navicular, three cuneiforms, cuboid, 5 metatarsals and then 5 toes. The big toe is known as the hallux. The hallux is composed of two bones a proximal and distal phalanx. The toes 2-5 each have three bones known as proximal, middle and distal phalanges. There are also two sesamoids. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of a broken bone in your foot?

Bone pain & swelling: Broken bones can be painful when touched or deformed by forces such as bearing weight until early healing or appropriate immobilization/splinting is employed. Not all fractures show up on initial x-rays. Advanced imaging modalities (mri or ct scan) may be indicated to make the diagnosis. Swelling localized to the zone of injury or fracture is a clinical hallmark the is routinely present. ...Read more

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Is it true that the tarsal bone in your foot is easily broken?

Is it true that the tarsal bone in your foot is easily broken?

Usually not: It usually takes a lot of force to break a tarsal bone. There are medical conditions that affect bones and can make fractures more likely, such as osteoporosis or osteomalacia. ...Read more

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How would you know if you have a bone fracture in your foot?

How would you know if you have a bone fracture in your foot?

X-ray: The best way to diagnosis a fracture is get an x-ray. Have you physician review the x-ray. ...Read more

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I smashed my foot, did i break a bone?

Xray: You need an x-ray asap. If you have a broken bone, it is much easier to treat early on, otherwise it may heal in the wrong position which can cause other problems down the road. ...Read more

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What happens if bone chips in foot?

What happens if bone chips in foot?

Depends...: It will depend on the size of the chip and its location. Small chip fractures in the foot can resorb; however, if the chip fracture is in an area where it has the possibility of resetting, it is up to the doctor examining the condition if the chip will heal on its own or may need surgical intervention to be fixated back. ...Read more

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