- Phalanges (your toes)
- Metatarsus (long bones behind your toes)
- Tarsus (calcaneus, talus, navicular, cuboid, and cuneiforms).
With an initial visit to your Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists, we can offer several options, including but not limited to medication, injection, inserts to provide symptom relief. A diagnosis of tarsal coalition can be made through physical exam and your history. X-rays and CT imaging are typically used as well to confirm the type and severity of coalition that is being treated. Some individuals will respond well to physical therapy and the modalities already mentioned. In more severe or debilitating cases, surgical options may become necessary. Your podiatrist will discuss the best options to keep your teen pain free and back to the activities they love.