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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It can also occur during late pregnancy, and in those with flat feet or a high foot arch.
This study highlights the limited concordance between Clarke's angle and the Chippaux-Smirak index in diagnosing pathologies of the foot arch.
Furthermore, the similar fatigue response in both groups of individuals with normal and flat feet indicates a similar biomechanical behavior despite their different foot arch height.
According to foot experts, the ideal female shoe shape has a contoured foot base to support the foot arch and a small heel (2-4cm) to absorb heel impact.
Adidas Pureboost X is for runners with a neutral gait and natural foot arch.
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.
The plantar fascia is a thickened fibrous aponeurosis that originates from the medial tubercle of the calcaneus and runs forward to form the longitudinal foot arch.
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.