I need to know a little about the "knuckles" of toes; specifically the 4 areas that separate the 5 proximal/metatarsal joins.

I'd like to know the terms for areas that might be damaged if the width of the foot were to be repeatedly compressed there. Is there even a name for just the general "knuckle area"?


  • $\begingroup$ This question might have a better fit in Biology.SE. $\endgroup$ – Chris Rogers Mar 10 '19 at 10:40
  • $\begingroup$ Could you add a picture pointing to the joint(s) you are talking about? It's hard to tell if you are describing the joints between tarsals and metatarsals or between metatarsals and proximal phalanges. $\endgroup$ – kmm Mar 12 '19 at 1:39

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