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What is Sinus Tarsi Syndrome?

  • Tis the clinical syndrome of pain and tenderness of the lateral side of the rear foot, between the ankle and the heel. There are numerous anatomical structures here, including ligaments and joint capsule. If your foot is excessively pronated (flat foot) suffer from repetitive strain, resulting in injuring these structures this is called sinus tarsi syndrome. Those suffering from sinus tarsi syndrome typically experience pain over the outside of the ankle, as well as potential swelling. They may experience pain and stiffness in the morning that generally improves as they warm up, symptoms may also become aggravated especially while walking or running on uneven surfaces.

How did I get this?

  • This normally happens after someone has sprained their ankle or because of repetitive strain injury from walking or running, especially with an excessively over pronated (flat) foot. S

What can I do about it?

  • RICE techniquw- Rest, Ice , Compression, Elevation

  • Short term medication (e.g. Ibuprofen)

  • Contact a podiatrist

What help can I get for this?

  • Podiatrist may advise on appropriate footwear or prescribe orthotics as well as strengthening exercises.

  • A steroid injection may ease symptoms.

When will it get better?

  • With an appropriate treatment regime, most people recover well. Sometimes the regime can last several months if the condition has been there for a long period.

  • If identified and treated early the condition can settle in a few weeks. Early treatment is vital to ensure the best outcome.