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Metatarsals: The metatarsals are a group of bones located in the foot, forming the central area of the foot. There are five metatarsals in each foot, and they form a part of the appendicular skeleton. The metatarsals articulate with the tarsals to form the rest of the foot and the phalanges, which form the toes. Each metatarsal corresponds with one of the five toes on each foot and is named by a number, one through five. The functions of the metatarsals include creating structure for and supporting the movement of the foot, creating insertion points for muscles and ligaments, and storing some minerals, such as calcium and phosphorus.
Conditions that can afflict the metatarsals include stress fracture, infection, trauma, fracture, arthritis, osteomyelitis and dislocations.
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