The foot and ankle forms a part of the lower limbs in vertebrates which help in their locomotion. The foot part bears the entire weight of the body. Ankle, which is termed as talocrural joint is the part where the foot and leg meets. The foot forms the major part as all the muscles from the lower limb is attached to foot. In nature, the human foot is designed with two longitudinal arched, which is supported by a transverse arch that forms the shape of the bone and the ligaments. The various forces on these arches enables us in walking and running and other activities in more economical ways with respect to the energy spent. Foot, as it performs various activities and due to its functions it is prone to various kinds of infections and injuries like athletes foot and other various fungal and bacterial infections. This region is also prone to fractures easily.
Related Journals of Foot & Ankle
Diabetic Foot and Ankle, Foot and Ankle Specialist, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Diabetic Foot and Ankle, Foot and Ankle Clinics, Foot and Ankle International