Monday, July 23, 2012

TaloTarsal Displacement: Clinical Signs

Talotarsal dislocation (partial) is a condition affecting people of all ages throughout the world. It occurs when the ankle bone displaces off of its normal position and its contact points on the hind-foot bones—in other words, when the balance and alignment of the ankle bone on the heel bone is lost. This displacement creates an abnormal, inward rotation of the ankle bone and outer rotation of the rest of the foot, which in turn creates a fundamental imbalance of forces and weight distribution both in the foot itself, as well as in the rest of the body.

When partial talotarsal dislocation occurs, it creates a damaging misalignment of forces both in the foot itself, as well as throughout the entire body. This is because the rear-foot is the center point of our body’s balance and weight distribution during walking and standing. As a consequence, talotarsal displacement can be the direct cause of numerous foot ailments, including low arches, plantar fasciitis or heel pain, overpronation, bunions, heel spurs, and more – as well as the direct cause of symptoms in the rest of the body such as knee pain, hip pain, back pain, and even complications in the neck and shoulders.

Clinical Signs of Partial TaloTarsal Dislocation.

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