Tag: tibia

Broken Ankle! (or Here We Go Again)

So most of you know by now, on July 19 during a MovNat class, I took a wrong step and ended up breaking my tibia in two places, and fibula in one (called a tri-malleolar fracture) and dislocated my talus (the upper most bone in the foot which fits snugly between the two aforementioned bones). Just in case you think MovNat is to blame, this was not during a guided portion of the class, we were simply walking from one spot in the park to another. I was going down a hill on a slant and the supe

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Are You Prone to Ankle Sprains?

The ankle joint is comprised of three bones: the two bones of the lower leg, tibia and fibula and the top bone of the foot, the talus. Talus is an interesting bone because of all the bones in the body, it is the only one without any muscle attachments. Therefore, its role is a weight bearing one. I like to think of it as something that receives the weight of the body above and distributes it down and back through the heel bone, and forward through the forefoot. The talus is an architectural k

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