This goes to an ad for orthotics but the anatomy lesson is a good one. There are 26 bones in the human foot which are grouped into 7 tarsals, 5 metatarsals and 14 phalanges, for a total of 33 joints, of which 20 are actively articulated
The Lisfranc joint is the point at which the metatarsal bones (long bones that lead up to the toes) and the tarsal bones (bones in the arch) connect. Lisfranc injuries occur as a result of direct or indirect forces to the foot.
Do you have bunions? Did you know that your genes, tight shoes, arthritis, or even flat-footedness could be responsible for them? Check out this podiatry infographic to learn more about common foot conditions and their causes.