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
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Apart from the ankle the platforms also affect the main and forward arches of the foot.
The arches of the foot help to distribute weight evenly across the sole of the foot, and help you to adapt to the surface you're walking on.
Richardson says that this kind of extreme stretching places undue stress on the bony arches of the foot and can lead to injury.