This is a painful condition involving the sinus tarsi between the talus and calcaneus. It can be injured as part of an inversion sprain by a strain of the ligaments that cross the sinus tarsi or it can be injured due to an excessively pronated foot compressing structures in the sinus tarsi. Patients with sinus tarsi syndrome generally present with some perception of instability and pain on weghtbearing. Inversion and eversion of the subtalar joint may be painful. Pain is usually felt over the sinus tarsi on palpation.
Treatment of sinus tarsi syndrome is usually with the use of physical therapy and foot orthoses. Mobilisation of the joint is usually helpful. If they are resistant to treatment a course of anti-inflammatories and the series of steroid injections may be needed. On rare occasions surgery is indicated.
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