Recognizing when something is wrong with your feet is the first step to recovery. The second is receiving a correct diagnosis. Talotarsal dislocation is an underlying condition that presents itself in other ways. If you are suffering from heel pain, arch pain, or other general foot pain and nothing is fixing the problem–it’s time to find the source of your pain. Proper treatment will be the final stop on your journey. Don’t worry though, if you have to spend some time off your feet you can always kick back, relax, and enjoy March Madness.
Talotarsal dislocation occurs when the ankle bone moves from its normal position on top of the heel bone. This causes your foot to roll outward and your ankle to roll inward, putting unnecessary strain on your lower extremities. All of this usually presents by way of other conditions such as heel pain, hip pain, arch pain, tarsal tunnel syndrome, and even sprains or fractures.
One of the most effective treatments for talotarsal dislocation is the HyProCure® procedure. This is when a small, titanium stent is placed in the space between the ankle and heel bones. This causes the space between the bones to reopen so that everything is working as it should be. The HyProCure® procedure is less invasive than surgery and requires very minimal down-time. The stent will last your entire lifetime, and the scar from the incision should eventually fade. It is one of the best options for treating this condition and preventing further foot injuries.
If you are suffering from foot pain or have questions regarding the HyProCure® procedure, call Dr. Marco Vargas and Dr. Joyce Lee today at 888-784-5335. You can also schedule an appointment online at either our Houston or Sugar Land, TX offices. We are dedicated to making sure your foot conditions don’t become a chronic problem.