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Dorsal Metatarsal Ligaments

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD
Last Updated: Jun 9, 2015

The dorsal metatarsal ligaments, transverse arches, stretch across the foot. These ligaments, along with the posterior longitudinal ligaments and the anterior longitudinal ligaments form arches that provide a stable, spring base for the body. At times, the tissues that bind the metatarsal become weakened and produce fallen arches or flat feet.