Tarsal Coalition

Tarsal Coalition 2017-02-17T18:25:24+00:00

Foot and Ankle – Tarsal Coalition

A tarsal coalition occurs when an abnormal connection develops between the tarsal bones, which are located in the back of the foot. The connection is typically composed of bone, cartilage, or fibrous tissue and leads to lack of mobility and pain in the affected foot. This condition usually occurs during fetal development, when the bones do not form properly.

Symptoms

  • Pain when walking or standing
  • Tired or fatigued legs
  • Muscle spasms in the leg
  • Flatfoot
  • Limping
  • Stiffness and difficulty walking

Treatment

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Orthotic devices
  • Surgery

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