Heel Bone

Some articles on heel bone, heel, bone, bones:

Haglund's Deformity - Causes
... The Achilles tendon attaches to the back of the heel bone, and in a person with high arches, the heel bone is tilted backward into the Achilles tendon ... This causes the uppermost portion of the back of the heel bone to rub against the tendon ... to Haglund’s deformity is a tendency to walk on the outside of the heel ...
Heel - Human Anatomy
... The lateral rays stretch over the cuboid bone to the heel bone and the medial rays over the three cuneiform bones and the navicular bone to the ankle bone ... Because the ankle bone is placed over the heel bone, these rays are adjacent near the toes but overriding near the heel, and together they form the arches of ... In this context the heel thus forms the posterior point of support that together with the balls of the large and little toes bear the brunt of the loads ...

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