Non-operative treatment such as custom orthotics and bracing can help in some cases of hindfoot arthritis. However, surgery is often indicated, especially in people who have arthritis in more than one of the joints below the ankle.
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- How is hindfoot arthritis treated?
How is os trigonum syndrome treated?
Pain relief from os trigonum syndrome is often achieved through rest, immobilization and anti-inflammatory medicines. In some people, however, surgery may be required to remove the os trigonum, as this extra bone is not necessary for normal foot function.
What are the medial tarsometatarsal (TMT) joints?
There are several small joints along the arch of the foot called the medial tarsometatarsal (TMT) joints. The purpose of the TMT joints is to adjust to uneven surfaces when walking, absorb energy during each step and transfer the forward motion of the hindfoot and ankle when walking to the forefoot for push-off from the toes.
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