The bones of the feet can be classified under the following types
Alternatively, the foot can also be divided into regions – namely:
Bones of the Feet
Following are the functions and descriptions of the feet bones:
Tarsals are a group of 7 irregularly shaped bones:
- Cuneiforms (x3)
- Talus (x1)
- Calcaneus (1)
- Navicular bone (x1)
- Cuboid bone (x1)
Metatarsals are bones that are located between the phalanges and the tarsals. Each are numbered I to V. They are also shaped convex-dorsally.
- Metatarsal I (x1)
- Metatarsal II (x1)
- Metatarsal III (x1)
- Metatarsal IV (x1)
- Metatarsal V (x1)
The bones of the toes are called Phalanges. Except for the great toe, all other toes have proximal, distal and middle phalanges. The great toe only has distal and proximal phalanges
Frequently Asked Questions on Bones of the Feet
What are the bones of the Foot?
The bones of the feet can be classified under the following types – Tarsals, Metatarsals and Phalanges.
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