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The First Ray – Controlling the Structural Integrity of the Foot

The medial longitudinal arch (inside arch) is the main shock absorbing structure in the foot. The ability of the arch to shock absorb is dependent on the amount of movement from the bones that make up the first ray. What is the first ray? The first ray is the segment of the first metatarsal bone, first cuneiform bone and the joint between them. Function of the First Ray As the weight of the body transfers forward in walking, the calcaneus (heel) and the heads of the metatarsals (ball of the foot) are pressed to the ground which creates lengthening and...

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