When one looks at the anatomy of the foot, they would realize that the foot has a complex mechanical and structural architecture. The ankle joint is the shock absorber of the foot. Apart from 28 bones, 33 joints, muscles, ligaments, and about 100 foot tendons make the foot. The diagram of bones in the ankle and foot is given below:
The foot is divided into three sections – the forefoot, the midfoot and the hindfoot. The forefoot. This consists of five long metatarsal bones and five shorter bones that form the toes (phalanges). The midfoot. This is approximately pyramid-shaped and is comprised of three cuneiform bones, the navicular bone and the cuboid bone.
The bones are arranged to be strong, stable and yet flexible enough for movement. The foot itself can be divided into three sections: the hindfoot, midfoot and forefoot and the foot bones can be grouped into three sets: the tarsal bones, the metatarsals and the phalanges .