• muscles
  • The calcaneus provides insertion points for the abductor hallucis and the abductor digiti minimi muscles. (healthline.com)
  • The calcaneus also serves as origin for several short muscles that run along the sole of the foot and control the toes. (wikipedia.org)
  • foot
  • In addition to receiving the weight of the body with each step , the calcaneus is the anchor for the plantar fascia , which supports the arch of the foot . (biology-online.org)
  • groups
  • Speed of sound (SOS), broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) and quantitative ultrasound index (QUI) were assessed by quantitative ultrasound (QUS) at the right calcaneus in both groups. (biomedsearch.com)
  • study
  • A 2012 study conducted by Salzler showed that the increasing trend toward minimalist footwear or running barefoot can lead to a variety of stress fractures including that of the calcaneus. (wikipedia.org)