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How many bones in the foot?

How many bones in the  foot?

28: Hello, There are 28 bones when you include the sesamoid bone located in one foot. The human foot is very complex and is an architectural marvel. ...Read more

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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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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How many ligaments are in a human foot or ankle?

How many ligaments are in a human foot or ankle?

106 ligaments: Generally, 106 ligaments in the foot, but it varies from person to person. ...Read more

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How many bones are in your toes?

How many bones are in your toes?

See below: Big toes have 2 bones: proximal and distal phalanx. The other toes have 3 bones: proximal, middle and distal phalanx. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to sprain all the muscles in your foot?

Are there any ways to sprain all the muscles in your foot?

Possible: Possible if major injury. There is only one muscle on the top of your foot. There are 4 layers of muscles on the bottom of your foot. Difficult to sprain all of the muscles. ...Read more

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What are the best women's walking shoes that come in wide and are for bunions?

What are the best women's walking shoes that come in wide and are for bunions?

Agree with other : Answers but if looking for stylish shoe try stuart weitzman and farragamo shoes. These are expensive but do in wides. Don't wear a very high heel because that forces weight on bunion. ...Read more

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Are there any tendons in back of the leg below the knee besides the Achilles tendon?

Are there any tendons in back of the leg below the knee besides the Achilles tendon?

Yes: The plantaris tendon and posterior tibialos tendon both arise from posterior muscles of the leg and connect to the foot. The Achilles' tendon is the largest of the posterior tendons. ...Read more

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What are sesamoid bones in the right foot?

What are sesamoid bones in the right foot?

Bones below the big: The normal sesamoid bones are two bonus to that are below the first metatarsal head below the big toe joint and they are in both feet. There are other accessory bones that are called the sesamoid in different parts of the foot. One is behind the outside of your foot. ...Read more

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How many different bones are in the ear, skull, and hand?

How many different bones are in the ear, skull, and hand?

Not relevant for sit: The site is not designed to answer homework questions or be a substitute for simple reference work. Look up an anatomy site and do your own counting.If you are interested in relevant health need issues, submit a question to the site. ...Read more

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Why are fractures of the tarsal navicular more serious than other bones in the foot?

Not accurate: I would not necessarily say that fractures of the navicular bone is "worse" than other fractured of the foot. What it comes down to is the likelihood of poor outcome makes a fracture more "serious", and so severe fractures of the calcaneus, talus, tarsal bones can all potentially cause poor outcomes and as such are taken very seriously. ...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 ways to prevent tendonitis in the knees?

What are ways to prevent tendonitis in the knees?

Tendonitis: Adequate warmup, stretch, & cool down. Limit overuse activity & don't try to increase weight workouts more than 10% increase per week. Consider ice/heat/modalities. ...Read more

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What are the effects of high heel shoes on the muscles in your legs?

What are the effects of high heel shoes on the muscles in your legs?

Adaptation: Can cause muscles to conform to position of heels such as shortening achilles tendon making it difficult to wear flat shoes. This may lead to compensation which can cause numerous other conditions. ...Read more

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What are signs of torn ligaments/tendons in the ankle?

What are signs of torn ligaments/tendons in the ankle?

Depends on ligament: Ankle ligament rupture if chronic typically has instability and "giving way" as it's main symptom, this is the same for subtler instability. Midfoot ligament rupture is usually represented by pain an the medial side with a flat foot deformity. This represents either rupture of the ligament keeping the arch up or the junction of the hind foot and midfoot. It could also be represented by pain! ...Read more

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What are some diseases that are linked with pain in the arm and the bones in the toe moving toward each other?

What are some diseases that are linked with pain in the arm and the bones in the toe moving toward each other?

Hard to understand: Your question. However, there are several diseases, such as paget's disease, which may involve bone pain at multiple sites in the body. Best to follow up with your family doctor and get some blood work done to determine the nature of this problem. He/she may then refer you out to a specialist. ...Read more

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