Would like to know more info regarding her symptomology, and foot
presentation, which is usually pronated in the patients I have seen. These
are difficult to treat conservatively. I have had some success with
orthotics (slow change over time). Might be worth a try. Also work with
other compensatory changes throughout the kinetic chain. Good luck!!
At 10:43 PM 1/7/2002 EST, you wrote:
>Happy New year to all,
> Any input on the following will much appreciated:
>My sister-in-law ( in Charlotte, NC) has been diagnosed with a subtalar
>tarsal coalition by an orthopedic surgeon. She has been having steadily
>increasing pain limiting her ability to ambulate long distances. She had a
>cortisone shot which made it worse and now is being told that her only
>alternative is to have the joint fused.
> Also, she broke her ankle about 10 years ago and had it surgically fixed,
>but can't provide details on what she broke or how they fixed it.
>Thanks for any comments/thoughts
>phil goetz Rochester, NY
Rege Turocy, DHCE, PT
Department of Physical Therapy
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Pittsburgh, PA 15282