Midtarsal Joint Sprain

MIDTARSAL JOINT SPRAIN

 

 

INTRODUCTION: 

The midtarsal joint is also known as Chopart’s joint and consists of the talonavicular joint (between the talus and navicular bones) and calcaneocuboid joint (between the calcaeus or heel bone and the cuboid bone).

CAUSES

Injury to the midtarsal joint is rare but is more likely seen in gymnasts, footballers and sports involving jumping.

SYMPTOMS

  • Pain in the outside middle of the foot which may come on after an ankle sprain or similar injury.
  • Pain and swelling on the outside top of the joint.

·          Placing the foot into inversion may cause pain.  

 DIAGNOSIS 

An MRI scan may be done to confirm the diagnosis.

An X-ray can be done to rule out a fracture.   

PHYSIOLINE’S SPECIALIZED PHYSIOTHERAPY HAS VITAL ROLE TO PLAY
At Physioline, all the members of the rehabilitation team work together so as to provide proper care and the therapy in order :

  • For pain and swelling reduction with electrotherapy
  • Bracing: – A brace provides protection and support. They prevent injury to healthy joints and support unstable joints.
  • Strengthening of muscles
  • Sports specific training
  • Orthotic inserts may be fitted.

·          A corticosteroid injection may be done if symptoms persist.

VISIT PHYSIOLINE FOR FURTHER CONSULATION AND TREATMENT