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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Apart from the ankle the platforms also affect the main and forward arches of the foot.
Richardson says that this kind of extreme stretching places undue stress on the bony arches of the foot and can lead to injury.
Foot Levelers' Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers are the only orthotics designed to support all three arches of the foot.
Running increases the stress on your ligaments and muscles that support the arches of the foot.
In order to prevent these injuries, it is important to have comfort, protection, and support for your feet and your body with shoes that fit properly and provide support to all three arches of the foot.
Designed to support all three arches of the foot, Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers are custom-made to fit your body and improve the structural alignment of the feet, pelvis, and spine.
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