THE structure of the foot and how the elements work together
These supply blood to the foot, facilitating muscle operation by supplying energy and oxygen and removing deoxygenated blood.
Tendons (extensor digitorum longus, among others)
Fibrous bands of tissue which connect muscles to bones. They can withstand a lot of tension and link various aspects of the foot, facilitating movement.
The larger and stronger of the lower leg bones, this links the knee and the ankle bones of the foot.
Terminal aspects of the foot that aid balance by grasping onto the ground. They are the equivalent of fingers in the foot structure.
Muscles – including the extensor digitorum brevis muscle
Muscles within the foot help the foot lift and articulate as necessary. The extensor digitorum brevis muscle sits on the top of the foot, and helps flex digits two-four on the foot.
Ligaments support the tendons and help to form the arches of the foot, spreading weight across it.
This bone sits alongside the tibia, also linking the knee and the ankle.