Biomechanics of Foot
Biomechanics of Foot & Ankle
Biomechanics is a term to describe movement of the body. The ankle joint by itself permits two movements:
Pointing the foot downward. This movement is normally accompanied by inversion of the foot.
Raising the foot upward. This movement is normally accompanied by eversion of the foot.
The foot (excluding the toes) also permits two movements:
Turning the sole of the foot inward.
Turning the sole of the foot outward
The toes allow four different movements:
Bending the toes towards the sole of the foot
Bending the toes towards the top of the foot
Spreading the toes apart. This movement normally accompanies plantar dorsiflexion.
Bringing the toes together. This movement normally accompanies plantar flexion.