Ultimately, the best way to diagnosis the presence of talotarsal displacement is through radiographic examination, which officially confirms the presence and severity of the condition.
Traditionally, most specialists will order a series of standing radiographs, that is, x-rays of the foot while the person is standing. These should be taken with the foot in its relaxed position (full weight applied) and also with the hind-foot bones in their balanced “neutral” or ideal position.
In addition, a specialist may perform further movement tests, as well as some computer-aided exams like gait pattern analysis, if deemed necessary.
All of these diagnostic methods are completely painless and non-invasive. They are safe, fast and are simple routine processes.
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