Looking to lead a stronger, healthier life?
Sign up for our Wellness Wire newsletter for all sorts of nutrition, fitness, and wellness wisdom.

Now we’re in this together.
Thanks for subscribing and having us along on your health and wellness journey.

See all Healthline's newsletters »

Medial tarsal artery

The medial tarsal artery is actually a set of two to three arteries that are located on the medial, or outer, side of the foot.

The arteria dorsalis pedis runs down the top of the foot and passes through the ankle joint, then branches off into two separate arteries, the first dorsal metatarsal and the deep plantar. Branching off the deep plantar artery are four different arteries, including the medial tarsal artery. The other branches of the deep plantar artery are the lateral tarsal artery, arcuate artery, and first dorsal metatarsal artery.

The medial tarsal artery supplies blood to the medial (or central) side of the foot, the tarsal bones, and joints of the foot. The tarsal bones are a set of seven irregularly-shaped bones located in the hind-foot, which is the heel area of the foot.

The medial tarsal artery begins on the medial side of the foot and then joins the medial malleolar network. This network is formed by branches of arteries from the anterior and posterior medial malleolar arteries, as well as from the medial tarsal arteries.

Written and medically reviewed by the Healthline Editorial Team
Co-developed by:

In Depth: Medial tarsal artery

Debugging Tools

Level: 3
Frame: 13
Toggle Hotspot
VP Data Tool
HexTable json from Steve
Steve's ajax layer update call:
[still on original layer]

Ad values:

adModel.dfpAdSite: hn.us.hl.bm.x.x.x
adParams['k1']: structure_of_medial_tarsal_artery_(body_structure),8837731

More on BodyMaps

Take a Video Tour

Learn how to rotate, look inside and explore the human body. Take the tour

BodyMaps Feedback

How do you like BodyMaps? How can we improve it? Tell us what you think