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What are the medial tarsometatarsal (TMT) joints?

There are several small joints along the arch of the foot called the medial tarsometatarsal (TMT) joints. The purpose of the TMT joints is to adjust to uneven surfaces when walking, absorb energy during each step and transfer the forward motion of the hindfoot and ankle when walking to the forefoot for push-off from the toes.

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