ball of the foot


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ball of the foot

the padded portion of the sole, which overlies the heads of the metatarsals, on which the weight rests when the heel is raised.

ball of the foot

the part of the foot composed of the distal heads of the metatarsals and their surrounding fatty fibrous tissue pad.

ball of the foot

The padded portion of the anterior extremity of the sole of the foot.
See also: ball
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To tap insiders, Robinson was renowned for dancing on the ball of the foot, in split wooden soles, and in perfect time.
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Initial ground contact should be with the whole foot or the ball of the foot.
The foot is placed flat on the ground with the weight over the ball of the foot.
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Eccentric exercises consisted of lowering their body weight from the elevated position on the ball of the foot to below level (as in standing on the edge of a step).