0
Thanks

A few words of thanks would be greatly appreciated.

Arch of the foot - Definition


Definition

The arch of the foot is the anatomical part of the foot located on its underside. It is the upwards curve of the sole that is formed by the bony and muscular structures of the foot. When the arch is fallen, the condition is called flat-feet, common in children and potentially requiring special insoles from adolescence, with surgery reserved for extreme cases. In contrast, feet can be described as high arched when the arch is rounder and higher. The cause for flat feet is, in most cases, unknown, whereas high arched feet can have a neurological cause. These malformations can lead to further deformity in the rest of the feet, and pain when walking.

Schema

0
Thanks

A few words of thanks would be greatly appreciated.

Ask a question
CCM is a leading international tech website. Our content is written in collaboration with IT experts, under the direction of Jeff Pillou, founder of CCM.net. CCM reaches more than 50 million unique visitors per month and is available in 11 languages.

Related

This document, titled « Arch of the foot - Definition », is available under the Creative Commons license. Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM Health (health.ccm.net).

0 Comments