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The ankle joint connects the foot with the leg. Without an ankle you would have trouble walking or running. You also wouldn't be able to wiggle your foot side to side. Read on to learn more about the ankle and how it works.

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Ankle Bones - Lateral or Side View
Ankle Bones - Lateral or Side View

The ankle is a very complex joint. It is actually made up of two joints: the true ankle joint and the subtalar ankle joint.

The ankle joint consists of three bones held together by cartilage and ligaments. The tibia forms the inside of the true ankle joint. The fibula forms the outside of the true ankle joint. The talus is the underneath part of the true ankle joint. The true ankle joint allows you to move your foot up and down.

The subtalar joint consists of two bones, the talus on top and calcaneus on the bottom. The subtalar joint allows you to move your foot fromside to side.

 

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