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ankle/foot study guide
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The ankle is the point at which what three bones meet?
Fibula, Tibia, Talus
foot contains how many bones?
How many tarsal bones are there in each foot?
How many metatarsal bones are there in each foot?
How many sesamoid bones are there in each foot?
How many phalanges are there in each foot?
How many separate joints are there in the foot?
The metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joints are between what two bones (look at the name)?
Metatarsals and Phalanges
The interphalangeal joints are found where?
On the toes
What is responsible for allowing the foot to absorb shock, and adapt to uneven surfaces (like you may encounter when hiking)?
The longitudinal and transverse archs
Why is inflammation in the foot (typically caused by disease or injury) more serious in the foot than in many other parts of the body?
Because fluids can become trapped in the compact ankle and foot area
If someone has inflammation in the foot and it is not taken care of by OUTSTANDING rehabilitation therapists (most typically a DPT, PTA, or PT Aide), what can happen?
-Permanent dysfunction may occur
-The fluid may become fibrous, glue-lik
-Recovery may be delayd
Minor injury to a muscle or tendon is called
Shin splints usually results from what?
-running on hard surfaces
The most common kind of ankle sprain is?
Inversion sprain, where ligaments on outside of ankle are overstretched
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