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forefoot

 [for´foot]
the front part of the foot.
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forefoot

(fôr′fo͝ot′)
n.
Either of the front feet of a quadruped.
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fore·foot

(fōr'fut)
The part of the foot containing the metatarsal bones and phalanges; the front part of the foot.
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Lordosis, a greatly exaggerated curve, can be caused by a forward pelvic: tilt due to tightness of the structure in the front of the hips; weakness of the abdominal muscles; weakness of the buttock muscles; overly turned-out feet in relation to the hips; weakness of the inner thigh muscles that produces a failure to hold the turn-out; swaybacked knees that produce a compensatory pelvic tilt; a bow in the shinbone that causes the weight to be pushed back, making it difficult to get hold of the inner thighs; weakness of the forefeet; working with the arms too far back, causing the upper trunk to tilt backward (often accompanied by a forward poking chin); and tight hamstrings.