Arches of the foot

Published on February 29, 2024   46 min

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I'm Dr. Banumathy, an Anatomist from Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. The topic for discussion today is Arches of the Foot.
Arched architecture is observed in many buildings and bridges today. This is a picture of the Albert Victor Bridge in Madurai, across the river Vaigai. This has been constructed nearly 137 years back in 1886 and had withstood heavy loads above, and the flow of floods below. This architecture dates back to 2000 BC. Introduced by the Mesopotamians and then executed by the Romans in their colossal buildings. Arches are valued for their strength, stability, versatility, and aesthetic appearance. This arch construction is observed in the skeleton of the human foot. Arches of the foot is a unique feature in humans. Its structural adaptations to environment and locomotion to perform the functions of the foot are fascinating. Human foot is often called a wonder of nature's creation. Today, we shall discuss the anatomy of the arches of the foot and how it is adapted to perform the functions of the foot.