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What is the purpose of your foot arches?

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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Several things

The shape of the foot is designed to stabilize and propel us so that we can walk and stand.
The arch is almost designed as a springboard of sorts, and helps with shock absorption and also helps us propel forward during the gait cycle. It's a pretty complicated and ingenious configuration of bone, muscle, ligaments and tendon that all work together to accomplish those things.

In brief: Several things

The shape of the foot is designed to stabilize and propel us so that we can walk and stand.
The arch is almost designed as a springboard of sorts, and helps with shock absorption and also helps us propel forward during the gait cycle. It's a pretty complicated and ingenious configuration of bone, muscle, ligaments and tendon that all work together to accomplish those things.
Dr. Howard Fox
Dr. Howard Fox
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multifactorial

The arches provide form and stability to the feet.

In brief: Multifactorial

The arches provide form and stability to the feet.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
Thank
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