Passive Arch Stability Anatomy Review

Anatomy review: No matter how good the shoe choice is for a client’s/patient’s foot type……if muscular weakness has persisted long enough to compromise one of the big 6 (plantar aponeurosis, long-short plantar ligaments, plantar calcaneonavicular ligament (spring ligament), medial talocalcaneal ligament, talocalcaneal interosseous ligament, and tibionavicular portion of the deltoid ligament) there is likely to be recurrent foot problems.

Foot Ankle Int. 1997 Oct;18(10):644-8.

Stability of the arch of the foot.

Kitaoka HB, Ahn TK, Luo ZP, An KN.


Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.