Anatomy of the Phelanges

The term “phalanges” is the plural for phalanx. Phalanx bones or phalanges are the bones of fingers or toes. In humans and other primates, each finger or toe has three phalanges except for the thumb or big toe of the foot, which only have two phalanges.

Detailed diagram of the foot from above, including the phelanges

The three phalanges of each small toe or finger are named according to their location.

The Proximal phalanges are the ones present in close proximity to the body. These bones on their back end join with the bones of the hand (metacarpals) or sole of the foot (metatarsals).

Distal phalanges are the ones present most distant to the body. These form the tips of the toes and fingers. These phalanges support the nails and ends of the digits.

Middle or Intermediate phalanges are obviously the ones present in between proximal and distal phalanges. These are the ones missing in big toe or thumb.

Phalanx bones do not have individual names; these are mentioned according to the digit they belong to, such as proximal phalanx of big toe, middle phalanx of third toe, distal phalanx of the thumb and so on.

Phalanges of the toes are much shorter in length compared to those of the fingers, which are relatively long and slender.

Phalanges serve to increase the weight bearing area of the foot and to improve leverage during motion.



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THE KEY STEPS TO GETTING THE RIGHT SIZE DOCPODS:

FULL LENGTH INSOLES 

NON FULL LENGTH INSOLES 

1. Measure your existing shoe insole:

 1. Measure from your heel to ball of foot:


 

2. Then compare your measurements from above to match the product size charts below:
(you can trim to fit the insoles by approximately 1cm)


Docpods Regular Size Guide - for Slimline, 3 Quarter, Sports


  US UK EURO SLIMLINE 3 QUARTER  SPORTS 
Size  cm cm cm
Small  4-7  4-8  3-6.5  4-7.5  35-40 16  16.3  25.8
Medium  7-9   8-10  6-9  7-10  39-43  17.4 17.2  27.4
Large   9-13  10-14  8-12  9-13  42-47 19.3   18.2 29.4

Docpods Ultra Size Guide - for Ultra Soft

  XXS XS S M L XL
EURO  34  35.5-37.5  38-40  40.5-42  42.5-44  44.5-46.5
UK  2.5  3-4.5  5-6.5  7-8  8.5-9.5  10-12
US MENS  4-5  5.5-6  6.5-7.5  8-9  9.5-10.5  11-13.5
US WOMENS  3.5-5  5.5-7  7.5-9  9.5-10.5  11-12  13-14
LENGTH (cm) 23.2cm 24.9cm 26.2cm 28.8cm 30cm  31.2cm

Docpods Kids Size Guide - for Docpods Kids Fit only

  Size SPORTS  SLIMLINE
XXS 12-1  19.5cm 13cm 
XS 2-3 22.4cm  15.3cm 

Docpods Foot Pillow - Trim to Fit

  S L
US MENS  4.5 - 9  9 - 13
US WOMENS  6 - 10  10 - 14
LENGTH (cm) 26.5cm 29.2cm