What is Sinus Tarsi Pain (Sinus Tarsi Syndrome)?
Sinus tarsi pain otherwise called sinus tarsi syndrome is pain located on the outside of the ankle.
Causes of Sinus Tarsi pain
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When the foot is neutral the sinus tarsi is aligned and there is no compression of the tissues. When the foot is flat or pronated the sinus tarsi is compressed and can cause pain (sinus tarsi syndrome.
- Non- Supportive footwear
- Flat arched feet
- Hypermobile foot posture
Sinus tarsi pain can also start after a lateral ankle sprain
Diagnosis of Sinus Tarsi pain (Sinus Tarsi Syndrome)
Diagnosis is generally made with specific signs and symptoms – when the pain occurs and the location.
Generally no imaging modalities (X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI) will indicate any problems.
Sometimes with severe irritation there is inflammation in the sinus tarsi (see below)
Treatment of Sinus Tarsi pain (Sinus Tarsi Syndrome)
We are able to provide you the latest techniques to reduce the pain from sinus tarsi irritation
We are able to provide:
- Orthotic Manipulation of the Rearfoot Alignment – With the change in alignment the sinus tarsi pain should reduce.
Deep Heel Cup Orthotic
- Ultrasound injection therapy
- More supportive shoes
The Foot and Ankle Centre’s Northcote Podiatrists and Orthotists can help you with all lower limb complaints, including Sinus Tarsi syndrome. Make an appointment to get your foot and ankle pain under control.
Expert Podiatrists in the treatment of Sinus Tarsi Pain servicing the areas of Northcote, Thornbury, Fitzroy, North Fitzroy, Carlton, North Carlton, Alphington, Fairfield, Brunswick, Coburg and Preston