Sinus Tarsi Syndrome Treatment
So you’ve been diagnosed with Sinus Tarsi Syndrome or have chronic ankle pain and or ankle swelling ? We can help at our Oakville clinic.
Treatment for sinus tarsi syndrome at our Oakville clinic can include IFC, ART, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy, shockwave therapy and ankle adjustments. The first goal of our doctors is to confirm the diagnosis. After the diagnosis of Sinus Tarsi has been confirmed, treatment will be tailored around loosening up the ankle joint by improving range of motion and breaking up scar tissue.
Most sinus tarsi treatment will finish with an ankle adjustment. If the ankle moves well, the patient will notice a difference the minute they stand up. If the ankle is extremely stuck, treatment could take 8 to 10 visits to get the ankle working properly again. Icing is always recommend for sinus tarsi as it is literally swelling in and around the ankle joint.
What is Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
Sinus Tarsi Syndrome is swelling or pain on the outside of your ankle, usually associated with visible swelling in and around the ankle joint. The sinus tarsi is a gap or tube between your ankle bones that fills with fluid and and becomes painful. Your joints are stuck together with a vacuum pressure within your body. As the fluid increases in the sinus tarsi it increases the pressure and vacuum force of the ankle joint. This causes the ankle to feel stuck and the bones of your lower leg and foot to be too close together and alter the biomechanics. The ultimate goal of most treatment for sinus tarsi is to adjust the ankle and get it moving properly.
What causes Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
The majority of the patients Dr. Steve and Dr. Jenn treat at our Oakville clinic have either a severely dropped arch or flat feet or chronic ankle injuries. Either way, if you are experiencing sinus tarsi syndrome you want to wear supportive shoes, even at home. Dr. Steve recommends Asics GT 2000’s to 90% of his patients. Find them on sale, get a pair for home and a pair for work. Can’t wear running shoes at work, check out our custom orthotic options at our Oakville clinic.
Sinus Tarsi Syndrome Exercises
Be sure to follow these chiropractor approved Sinus Tarsi Syndrome exercises and stretches Dr. Steve recommends to keep your feet and ankles strong and prevent pain.
Here’s what you do for sinus tarsi!
1. Ice and Elevation — Ice 20 min on , 20 off, 20 on, at least THREE times a day.
— Elevate your foot, lay on your back with your leg up the wall
2. Supportive footwear and orthotics — This will help maintain your arch and foot stability and stop from crushing the painful area when you walk. Click here for Orthotics in Oakville
3. Rest — There are only a few conditions that call for rest, this is one of them! Take 2 – 3 weeks off from any extended walks or demanding gym workouts.