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Foot Anatomy & Gait

Problems in the foot and ankle can cause difficulty walking and gait issues, but if you don't know how the foot works normally, it can be hard to understand what's going wrong. Learn the structures most commonly affected by foot and ankle injuries.
  1. Glossary (41)

What is the Subtalar Joint?
The subtalar joint is a complex joint that is positioned below the ankle joint.

What's Wrong with My Toes?
A summary of some of the most common toe problems: bunions, hammertoes, and hallux limitus.

Flat Feet
Flat feet describe the appearance of the feet when the arches are low or sometimes even absent. Flat feet are most often caused by excess pronation of the feet

Learn more about sesamoiditis, a condition that causes pain under the big toe joint.

High Arched Feet
Having high arches can be associated with certain foot problems. Learn more about this foot type and how to prevent problems that can occur.

Flat Feet
Causes, symptoms and treatment options for flat feet which is also known as pes planus.

What is a Hammer Toe?
Information on hammer toes including causes, associated problems, and how they can be treated.

High Arches
Causes, symptoms and treatment options for high arches which is also known as pes cavus.

Haglund's Deformity
A Haglund's deformity is a bump on the back of the heel bone with characteristic pain and irritation.

Leg Lengthening
Sometimes heel lifts and shoe modifications are not enough to correct a leg length discrepancy. Surgery may be an option. Find out more.

Foot Anatomy
A general overview of foot anatomy.

Ankle Anatomy
A description of the various structures that make up the ankle joint.

Lower Leg Anatomy
An overview of the structures that make up the lower legs.

Image: Lower Leg Muscles
An image of lower leg muscles.

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