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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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How can I strengthen my subtalar joint?

How can I strengthen my subtalar joint?

You can strengthen: Muscles around a joint not the joint itself. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Tell me about subtalar joint fusion?

Tell me about subtalar joint fusion?

See below: It is usually done for instability and it is where 2 bones the talus and calcaneous are surgically fused together. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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What is the best way to treat an arthritic subtalar joint?

What is the best way to treat an arthritic subtalar joint?

Depends: On degree of pain, how you are functioning etc. Anything from bracing to injection therapy to surgery...... ...Read more

Dr. Bac Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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How long are you in cast after a subtalar joint fusion?

How long are you in cast after a subtalar joint fusion?

6-8 weeks: You are probably looking 6-8 wks of cast after the procedure..Depending how good you heal/feel. Often an xray is done to assure proper healing/alignment etc...Before the cast is removed. Your surgeon will be the best person at estimating how much time is needed because he/she knew what was done to you and for you... Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Sheskier Dr. Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
35 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Recently diagnosed w/middle facet subtalar joint fibrous coalition. I'm having trouble finding articles abt it. Also, what's the success rate 4surgery?

Recently diagnosed w/middle facet subtalar joint fibrous coalition. I'm having trouble finding articles abt it. Also, what's the success rate 4surgery?

Depends on symptoms: A coalition of the middle facet can be asymptomatic and found on a routine xray or special tests like an MRI or ct scan. It can cause stiffness and increased chance of spraining you ankle. If it is painful often fusing the subtalar joint will relieve the pain in 90+% of cases but it will not make the hindfoot more mobile. In adolenscents occasionally resecting tit increases motion and less pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Wolfe Dr. Wolfe
Family Medicine
54 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I previously dislocated my subtalar joint, can't weight bear much because of pain... Is it safe to do strengthening exercises while still experiencing pain?

I previously dislocated my subtalar joint, can't weight bear much because of pain... Is it safe to do strengthening exercises while still experiencing pain?

See a podiatrist: You need someone like a podiatrist to evaluate the dislocation to make sure that the bone is in its correct position or to review the x-ray to see if the joint is damaged. The podiatrist cam explain proper exercises that are safe to do. Don't do anything on your own. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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How effective is artelon surgery for a subtalar joint in the foot?

How effective is artelon surgery for a subtalar joint in the foot?

I was not familiar: With the device and googled it. The first few things shown were complaints by people. Having said that what exactly is your condition or problem? When I checked the company website the device is designed for the hand. Stj surgery usually involves either an implant to control motion or a fusion for arthritis. Do you have either? ...Read more

Dr. Vadim Glukh Dr. Glukh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
19 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What can I do about possible subtalar joint/ankle injury?

What can I do about possible subtalar joint/ankle injury?

Need evaluation: A brace is a minimum that seems necessary. Come and see your foot doctor to know your options and prevent complications. We are local and will be happy to help: 4409533668. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Sheskier Dr. Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
35 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Middle facet subtalar joint fibrous coalition: what's the worst thing that could happen if untreated? Is surgery inevitable?

Middle facet subtalar joint fibrous coalition: what's the worst thing that could happen if untreated? Is surgery inevitable?

Surgery maybe: Coalitions cause you to have a"stiff" hind foot (inversion eversion). This can lead to increased chances of spraining your ankle . Often it is asymptomatic. If it hurts casting or bracing can calm it down and become asymptomatic again. Surgery is reserved for people with persistent pain and consists of a fusion of the joint(s). Excision of coalition is reserved for adolescents. .Not inevitable. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood Dr. Inwood
Podiatry
31 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Can you tell me about artelon surgery for a subtalar joint in the foot?

Can you tell me about artelon surgery for a subtalar joint in the foot?

Artelon: In doing research for your question , these spacers are experiencing a recall by the fda as of 6/2011. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Any ideas why my ankle aches but doesn't really hurt after a subtalar joint fusion?

Any ideas why my ankle aches but doesn't really hurt after a subtalar joint fusion?

Change in position: The surgery you had changes the position of the foot and decreases motion, therefore my experience aching, but should go away with time. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Subcutaneous oedema at lateral & medial in left ankle. Fluid in posterior & subtalar joint with fluid anterolaterally possibly ganglionic. Please help?

Subcutaneous oedema at lateral & medial in left ankle. Fluid in posterior & subtalar joint with fluid anterolaterally possibly ganglionic. Please help?

Yes : You are probably describing an MRI report and would do well to follow up with your physician to discuss. The medial and lateral edema described refers to swelling that is present under the skin. This could represent an injury such as an ankle sprain, or could be inflammatory. A ganglion is a flyid filled cyst that can cause local irritation and pain, not uncommonly found in the foot and hand. ...Read more

Dr. Marc Feder Dr. Feder
Podiatry
40 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What can I expect from a subtalar joint fusion and iliac bone graft?

What can I expect from a subtalar joint fusion and iliac bone graft?

Improved Stability: Your foot and ankle should meet the ground with improved stabiity. It will be less likely to collapse and roll your heel out under weight bearing. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Blake Dr. Blake
Podiatry
41 years in practice
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
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What is the treatment for a lateral subtalar joint subluxation?

Subtalar Instability: There are many treatments of lateral subtalar joint instability. You can use bracing and taping to give external support. You can have orthotic devices designed with a high degree of subtalar joint stability. You can be placed on a strengthening program including balancing, progressive resistive exercises, and functional conditioning. You can consider prolotherapy and surgical options. Dr blake. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I am a 23 year old male with developing arthritis in my subtalar joint, will i be able to play basketball at a high level still? (ex: college)

I am a 23 year old male with developing arthritis in my subtalar joint, will i be able to play basketball at a high level still? (ex: college)

Yes: Have they determined why a 23 year old is developing arthritis in that area? I would get an opinion from a rheumatologist. With proper arch supports in your athletic shoes, you will likely be fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Powlin Manuel Dr. Manuel
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
47 years in practice
Kerala University, Medical College Thiruvananthapuram
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What is loose jointed? Is it hereditary?

What is loose jointed?  Is it hereditary?

Ehlers-Danlos Syndro: Ehlers-danlos syndrome with l-loose joints is due an inherited disorder related to an abnormal gene from either mother or father. The disorder result in loose joints, elastic skin, easy bruising, and even heart valve problems, depending on which area the tissues are affected. The diagnosis is made by clinical examination. Skin biopsy and gene studies are also used. ...Read more

David Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
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How can double jointing occur in babies?

How can double jointing occur in babies?

Relaxin: Pregnant moms make a hormone called relaxin in their bodies. This helps their ligaments to soften to allow their pelvis to expand during child birth. This also allows baby's joints to be hyper-flexible as well. Combined with the cartilaginous (and highly flexible) skeleton of a newbie, you have the "double-jointing" to which you refer. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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What is a "sharka" joint?

What is a "sharka" joint?

I think : You mean charcot joint. This is a serious condition of a foot where the bones and joints in a foot start to collapse or self destruct. One should not walk on such a foot as weight bearing will casue the damage. Medical attentiob by podiatrist or orthopedist to manage the condition is recommended. ...Read more

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