The forefoot is the forefoot part of the foot, it connects to the metatarsus (Metatarsus) and is formed by the five limbs of the toes.


The forefoot is made up of:

  • Big toe (Hallux)
    The big toe, on the other hand, is two-part and thus consists only of the proximal and terminal phalanx.
  • Little toes (Digiti II-V)
    The little toes each consist of 3 links (Phalanges, Singular: phalanx), a distinction is made here Basic, middle and terminal link (Phalanx proximalis, Phalanx medialis and Phalanx distalis).

The Joints between the limbs of the toes will be as Interphalangeal joints designated. One differentiates:

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  • a proximal and
  • a distal interphalangeal joint.

The Toe phalanges are from proximally (close to the body) towards distal (far from body) shorter and more delicate.
The basic phalanx is longer and wider than the terminal phalanx. The Articulate basic phalanges on their articular surface with the metatarsals (Metatarsal bone) in the so-called Metatarsophalangeal joint.

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Athletes (joggers, soccer players, etc.) are particularly often affected by diseases of the foot. In some cases, the cause of the foot discomfort cannot be identified at first.
Therefore, the treatment of the foot (e.g. Achilles tendonitis, heel spurs, etc.) requires a lot of experience.
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