Tarsal Coalition

A tarsal coalition is an uncommon problem that can interfere with fitness routines. A tarsal coalition is a fusion between two bone in the rearfoot or tarsal bones. The most common is the talocalcaneal coalition and the calcaneonavicular coalition. This bony bridge between bones is going to restrict motion in the foot between those joints and interfere with the ability to be active. The symptoms are usually obvious with at least an ache, it not pain around the involved joints and a severe restriction of motion at the joint. Options for treatment include surgical removal of the bony bridge and the use of foot orthotic to restrict motion so the symptoms are not as painful. Most cases are picked up before the teenage years, but some to not become symptomatic enough until later years.

 

Author: Craig Payne

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