This article outlines the basic anatomy of the foot bones, along with some of the most common conditions affecting these bones. The human foot consists of 26 bones. These bones fall into three groups: the tarsal bones, metatarsal bones, and phalanges. The tarsal bones are a group of seven bones that make up the rear section of the foot.
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For instance, while analogous bones do exist between the hand and the foot, such as the metatarsal bones and the phalanges (analogous to the metacarpal bones and phalanges of the hand) the bones of the feet are smaller, more sturdy in nature, and have limited motion when compared to the bones of the hand.