University Foot and Ankle Institute is an internationally-recognized leading organization for the treatment of foot and ankle problems. Our team of foot and ankle specialists comprehensively treat all foot and ankle problems from simple achilles tendonitis, bunions, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, neuroma pain, ankle sprains and fractures to the most complex reconstructive surgery and limb salvage of the foot and ankle.
Tarsal coalition is a rare but often misdiagnosed cause of flat and painful feet in children and some adults. The main cause of pain is due to the bones of the foot not separating at birth resulting in stiffness and abnormal alignment.
Conservative care of a tarsal coalition may require the use of orthotics and stretching. If conservative tarsal coalition care fails, surgical correction may be necessary.
Surgery of a tarsal coalition is based on realignment of the foot and removal of the coalition region. This is usually a very successful surgery in children. With time, there may be the development of arthritis in the surrounding joints or a tarsal coalition. In such a case, removal of the tarsal coalition will not relieve pain and it may be required to perform a fusion of the joints involved with realignment to relieve pain and correct the foot deformity.
Our Podiatrists, surgeons and physical therapists are the very best at fixing tarsal coalitions & flat foot deformites in California. Request an appointment with a doctor at our Los Angeles or other Southern California offices to get help with your tarsal coalition.