Do you know how many bones are in the foot?
Each foot is made up of 26 bones, including 7 tarsal bones, 5 metatarsal bones and 14 phalanges. Anatomically the foot can be divided into the forefoot (metatarsals and phalanges), the midfoot (cuboid, navicular and cuneiforms) and the hindfoot (calcaneus and talus). If you include the sesamoids of the great toe, two pea-shaped bones embedded within a tendon that helps the toe move normally, there are 28 bones in the foot.
With so many bones in the foot, it’s no wonder Leonardo Da Vinci was quoted saying “The Human Foot Is a Masterpiece of Engineering and a Work of Art.” As the foot and ankle is such a complex structure, it is important to choose a specialist that can provide comprehensive expertise and care that addresses both your short and long-term care needs.
Why Our Doctors Are Different
As podiatric surgeons, our specialists differ from other physicians who’ve received limited training in foot and ankle medicine. After undergraduate school, our physicians invest 4 years in podiatry school where they officially receive the title DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) upon graduation. Here, the education rivals that of a typical medical school, however, the curriculum focuses heavily on the foot, ankle, and leg. Following podiatry school graduation, our physicians become surgically proficient after an additional 3 years of intense foot and ankle surgical training, gaining extensive knowledge in specialized forefoot and rearfoot reconstructive surgery. If you have a foot and/or ankle problem, big or small, our specialized physicians can help!
Originally established in 2016, Da Vinci Foot and Ankle office locations in West Augusta and Madison, GA evolved into 26 Foot and Ankle in 2022. As a single specialty (podiatry) group, our mission and purpose are to establish tailored treatment options for individuals with foot and ankle ailments. Not every patient is the same, nor should they be treated as such. 26 Foot and Ankle physicians establish a wide range of treatment options that fits individual needs, including regenerative therapies, non-invasive solutions, and surgical options for a variety of conditions.