Saturday, June 04, 2016

How do your feet move?

Your brain helps your feet move. The cerebellum is at the back of your brain and controls balance, movement and the way your muscles work together. Nerves send electric signals very fast between the cerebellum and muscles in your feet. Your foot muscles move your bones. Together, bones and muscles in your feet and ankles help your feet move. Smaller muscles work right in your foot, but some muscles that move your feet are higher up in your legs. There are 33 joints or connections between your foot bones, and there are 26 bones and more than 100 muscles in your foot. A quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.
- Anderson Campello, age 6

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