I spend a lot of time talking with my patients about joints and how they work. I have a white board in my office and often draw parts of the ankle, elbow, knee, and shoulder to try to get across just what’s happening in there under the skin.
Now here are five x-ray animated gifs of these common joints in motion.
Clenching a Fist
Elbow When You Bend Your Arm
Kicking Your Leg Out
Pointing & Flexing Toes