The foot and ankle in the human body work together to provide balance, stability, movement, and propulsion. This complex anatomy consists of, 26 bones, 33 joints, Muscles, Tendons, Ligaments, Blood vessels, nerves, and soft tissues.
The foot can be divided into three anatomical sections called the hind foot, mid foot, and forefoot. The hind foot consists of the Talus bone or ankle bone and the calcaneous bone or heel bone. The mid foot contains five tarsal bones: the navicular bone, the cuboid bone, and 3 cuneiform bones. It connects the forefoot to the hind foot with muscles and ligaments. The forefoot consists of your toe bones, called phalanges, and metatarsal bones, the long bones in your feet. Phalanges connect to metatarsals at the ball of the foot by joints called phalange metatarsal joints.