The foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons. Complex biomechanics keep all these parts in the right position and moving together. Given these intricacies, it is not surprising that most people will experience some problem with their feet at some time in their lives.
Within each foot, the essential structure can be summed up as follows:
– Seven short tarsal bones make up the heel and back of the instep.
– Five metatarsal bones spread from the back of the foot toward front and make up the structure for the ball of the foot. Each metatarsal is associated with one of the toes.
– Fourteen phalanges, small bones, form the toe structure.
– Tarsal and metatarsal bones provide the structure for the arch of the foot.
– Bands of ligaments connect and hold all the bones in place.
– A thick layer of fatty tissue under the sole helps absorb the pressure and shock that comes from walking and everyday movements.
It’s Not OK to Live with Foot Pain
While it’s true that most Americans suffer from chronic foot pain, it doesn’t have to be a fact of life. Often times, foot and ankle pain can be alleviated by changing footwear or increasing movement and circulation. If your pain is caused by a new or old injury, or illness, we have proven methods to diagnose and pinpoint the root cause of the pain and treatments that can greatly reduce or eliminate your discomfort. Our number one goal is to get you up and moving, and doing the things you love to do. If foot or ankle pain is slowing you down, contact us today and get the relief you need to get back to life!
Highly trained, experienced podiatrists at each location who genuinely care about each patient they treat.
With focus on your quality of life, well-being and overall health, we are able to diagnose and treat the cause, rather than the symptom, of your foot and ankle pain.
Personalized patient care is what sets us apart. When you visit our offices, you can expect to receive world class care.
Benenati Foot and Ankle Care Centers are conveniently located in Macomb county with podiatry offices in St. Clair Shores, Warren, and Macomb, MI.
Each location offers general foot and ankle care for people of all ages, as well as specialized treatments and surgery for sports injuries, diabetic foot care, and ankle replacements.
Starting with his first location in 1993, Dr. Benenati has been dedicated to preserving limbs and providing Michigan residents effective ankle and foot pain relief from all kinds of short term and chronic conditions. Each location is staffed with highly trained, experienced podiatrists who genuinely care about each patient they treat. By focusing on your quality of life and your overall health and well-being, they are able to diagnose and treat the cause, rather than the symptom, of your foot and ankle pain.