What is quite a coincidence is that at this exact point the Vagus nerve reflex point is placed in Nerve Reflexology, under but on the medial sesamoid bone. When pressing this point it should be done in the direction towards the toes.
The vagus nerve is something like a super nerve according to recent research and out of many things it’s intimately involved with your heart!
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It is a common understanding that the fifth toe has three bones with two interphalangeal joints. However, our experience shows that a significant number have only two phalanges with one interphalangeal joint.
We identified 676 patients listed as having had a foot radiograph, during an eight week period, of which 606 radiographs were available for the assessment. The radiographs were then assessed counting the number of phalanges in the fifth toe.
The patients consisted of 344 females and 262 males. Bilateral radiographs had been performed in 49 patients. 362 radiographs (55.3%) were found to have 3 phalanges in their 5th toe, with 291 (44.4%) having only two phalanges.
We have demonstrated the presence of two phalanges is a common anatomical variant. This finding has clinical implications with regard to the treatment of deformities of the fifth toe and the type of internal fixation device used.
Reference: Moulton, L. S., Prasad, S., Lamb, R. G., & Sirikonda, S. P. (2012). How many joints does the 5th toe have? A review of 606 patients of 655 foot radiographs.Foot and ankle surgery, 18(4), 263-265.