Tarsal coalition typically does not become a problem until early adolescence, when you may start noticing your child complaining of a painful or stiff foot or muscle spasms. Other signs of tarsal coalition include flat feet and a decreased range of motion.
Tarsal coalition is where 2 or more bones in the foot fuse together, often at the middle or rear of the foot. Overall tarsal coalition is possible but is very rare and affects about 1 person out of 100. Non-surgical treatments involve custom orthotics and a brace, where surgical treatments aim to separate or fuse the affected bones.
If you believe your child is suffering from tarsal coalition, feel free to stop by our Bankstown or Riverstone clinics for a friendly consultation. You can also give us a call or fill out an online contact form.