Cuneiform Bones of the Foot

Learning the names of the tarsals can be challenging.  If you can locate the navicular bone, which articulates with talus, then the cuneiform bones are easy to locate.  Navicular means “boat”,  so just think of the three cuniform bones as people on the boat.  The one closest to the big toe is the medial cuneiform, then the intermediate, and the one closest to the outside of the foot is the lateral cuneiform.