The foot and ankle forms a part of the lower limbs in vertebrates which help in there 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.Apart from this, the shape of the article also forms major defect. The shape of the foot is genetically affected, sometimes resulting in club foot or flat foot. Podiatry is the termed defining the study about foot and the practisers are called podiatrist. The foot and ankle journals are those that comprises of articles that depicts about the various kinds of foot defects, infections and fractures along with various foot care methods that has to be followed.
Last date updated on September, 2014