My skeleton is 25% foot bones?!

October 26th, 2009
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Yes, it is! Each foot has 26 bones and there are 206 bones in the adult human body. Your foot is divided into forefoot, midfoot and rearfoot based on the location of the bones and joints. The “forefoot” has the most bones, mostly accounted for because each toe has 3 bones, except the big toe which has 2. Kind of backwards, right? This also explains that you big toe has 1 joint or “knuckle” and each of your other toes have 2 joints or 2 “knuckles.” The rearfoot has the least amount of bones and joints and the middle is just that- in the middle. Click here to read more about foot anatomy and see a few diagrams of all the bones in your feet!

So this weekend when you are trick-or-treating and bump into a skeleton or two, take note of just how many bones are making up your amazing feet!

One Response to “My skeleton is 25% foot bones?!”

  1. Steve says:

    Wow, I really had no idea that my feet made up about 25% of my bones. Incredible… And that’s crazy about the big toe; I never paid much attention.

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