"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." "The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." - Leonardo da Vinci
From an Orthopaedic view we can reinterpret the words of Leonardo da Vinci. An adult human skeleton has 206 bones and each foot is intricately made out of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles that hold everything together.
We rely heavily on our feet to carry out daily activities, including stability, balance, grip, shock absorption and strength as we walk and run which may be very strenuous. Feet and ankles are normally robust, however when these bones are out of alignment, so is the rest of your body.