Bones of the Foot

The bones of the feet can be classified under the following types

  • Tarsals
  • Metatarsals
  • Phalanges

Alternatively, the foot can also be divided into regions – namely:

  • Hindfoot
  • Midfoot
  • Forefoot

Bones of the Feet

Following are the functions and descriptions of the feet bones:

Tarsals

Tarsals are a group of 7 irregularly shaped bones:

  • Cuneiforms (x3)
  • Talus (x1)
  • Calcaneus (1)
  • Navicular bone (x1)
  • Cuboid bone (x1)

Metatarsals

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)

Phalanges

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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