arches of the foot

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deep plantar (arterial) arch

the arterial arch formed by the lateral plantar artery running across the bases of the metatarsal bones and anastomosing with the dorsalis pedis artery via the deep plantar artery;
Synonym(s): arcus plantaris profundus [TA]

arches of the foot

Etymology: L, arcus, bow; AS, fot
the bony curves of the instep, including the longitudinal (anteroposterior) and the transverse arches.
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Arches of the foot

arches of the foot

the three arches (two longitudinal and one transverse) are responsible for maintaining the optimum load-bearing position of the foot and thus walking motion. In the erect position, the arches are maintained primarily by the bones and ligaments, allowing even distribution of body weight. Abnormal foot biomechanics may result in alteration of this balance of load, causing discomfort.
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She said: "It's best to have a slight heel as flat shoes can cause problems as there's no support for the foot arch.
Common symptoms to look out for include ankles turning in more than usual, foot arch flattening, cramping and, in some cases, a drastic change in physical activity level or the lack of desire to play outside.
In diagram (4), average height of navicular tuberosity at two positions of weight bearing and none weight bearing are mentioned through observation for right foot arch, by using independent-sample T test.
The injury, which affects the foot arch, is much more serious and has ruled out Jenkins out of the Commonwealth Games race on July 24 and also all of 2014.
The condition results in severe pain in the foot arch and ankle and often gradually starts to cause pain in the legs, knees and back.
As soon as your heel makes contact, your foot arch and lower leg muscles can gather the spring they need to move your body forward.
The 24 foot arch had eight pillars with names of 3,634 freedom fighters inscribed.
The extra strain was thought to be linked to the elevated heels and foot arch padding typical of modern running shoes.
Q I HAVE developed a painful left foot arch and I can't walk far without limping.
Hands at shoulder level on wall in front of you; Step forward with one foot, bending that knee, extend other leg behind you; Lean forward to feel stretch of heel cord and foot arch of extended leg; Hold for 15 seconds; Repeat with other leg.