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how many bones do your hands and feet have

More than half of the bones in your body are found in your hands and feet

how many bones do your hands and feet haveDo you know how many bones do your hands and feet have? A human body has around 206 bones inside it. At the time of birth, a child consists of 270 bones which are later formed together as the baby matures and enter into adulthood. Some bones fuse together to become a complete one bone to perform some actions. Most of the actions that we see outside are done by our hands and feet. And you may get amazed to know that they contain more than half bones present in a human body. That means your hands and legs have more than hundred and three bones. The bone mass in the skeleton reaches maximum density around the age of thirty.
how many bones do your hands and feet have

HOW MANY BONES DO YOUR HAND AND FEET HAVE? 

There are 27 bones in each hand. Even you can count fourteen out of that. Your ten fingers have twenty-eight bones and your two hands have a total of fifty-four bones i.e. one-fourth of bones present in your body almost. These fourteen bones are present in your fingers. Each finger has three bones. Twist your finger and you can see the three bones inside your one finger. But thumb has only two bones and that might be the reason thumb is the shortest.
There are twenty-six in each foot and the way they are arranged is remarkably similar to your hand. Out of twenty-six, fourteen bones are contained by toes and fingers. Twelve for fingers and two for each toe, which gives a total of twenty-eight. Our leg has two long bones starting from the top of the leg until the middle joint and from the middle joint to the feet. The feet have a triangular joint called the Connie which is at the right side of right feet and on the left side of left feet.

TYPES OF BONES IN YOUR HAND AND FEET

how many bones do your hands and feet have
how many bones do your hands and feet have

1. METACARPALS AND METATARSALS 

The palms of the human hand are made of five major bones called metacarpals. When you clench your fists, you can see them because your knuckles are the ends of your metacarpals. Metacarpals allow your hand to clench and rotate properly and also provide support and power to your hand.
Similarly, the soles of your feet consist of five bones called metatarsals. You can rotate your feet with the help of metatarsals. At the time of fracture mostly the front metatarsal bone got a break and didn’t allow you to walk properly as causing pain.

2. WRIST BONES 

Human wrist consists of eight small nugget shaped bones. They are combined together to form a ligament. These are called carpels. Ligament contains two irregular rows that help them to arrange it into the carpel.

3. CARRYING WEIGHT BONES

The two largest bones in your feet, Calcaneus or heel bone, and the Talus are those which carry most of your weight. They lie between your heel bone and the bottom of your shinbone. There are total seven tarsal bones that make up the back part of your feet and allows you to stand your body and walk.

4. ARCHES 

This helps to hold your foot bones firmly in the arched position. Your foot is arranged to form three strong arches, two lengthways and one across your foot. Ligaments combine your foot bones together along with the tendons of your foot muscles to perform.

By – Yash Garg

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