metatarsal formula

metatarsal formula

transverse plane orientation of metatarsal heads parabola; normal adult metatarsal formula is 2 > 3 = 1 > 4 > 5, or 2 > 1 > 3 > 4 > 5; a relatively long metatarsal predisposes to plantar overload; a relatively short metatarsal predisposes to adjacent overload; both anomalies predispose to plantar hyperkeratosis, capsulitis and metatarsalgia