Foot Pain and Osteopathy

Let’s talk about feet. Everyone knows the fact that together, our feet carry the most bones in our body (26 in each foot), though our hands aren’t far behind (19 bones in each hand, not including the wrist which has 8 bones in each). Why do we need so many bones in our feet?

Our feet act to give us balance and hold us upright. In order to carry our body, our feet need a certain degree of movement through them to allow for change of weight bearing through the motion of walking or running. Our lower limb is more complex than you would think, with not only all those bones involved, but also all the muscle attachments which allow us to move in the way we do.