How to treat your Humpbacked Tarsus with Orthopedic Insoles?
Dr. Lopez explains how to relieve your humpbacked tarsus with orthopedic insoles and other effective non-surgical treatments.
Before resorting to surgical treatment, Dr. Lopez always seeks non-invasive solutions. Surgery, even minimally invasive, comes with risks. Therefore, depending on the discomfort and severity of the humpbacked tarsus, Dr. Lopez offers various non-surgical treatments to address your condition.
Humpbacked Tarsus: Tailored Treatment for Your Case
Dr. Lopez guides you through the care of your humpbacked tarsus. Treatment is chosen based on each case and patient. After a clinical examination of the foot and questions about your symptoms, Dr. Lopez will explain the steps to follow until recovery.
Definition, causes et symptomes of Humpbacked Tarsus
Humpbacked tarsus is a bony prominence that develops on the top of the foot. Friction from the shoe can lead to inflammation called bursitis. To protect the hypertrophic bone, a tissue shell forms, which can cause painful swelling.
Detectable by discomfort when wearing shoes, humpbacked tarsus can be caused by several factors:
- Compensation for a high-arched foot, which is reflected on the top of the foot
- Increased bone production (osteophytes) associated with foot bone arthritis
- Following a sprain or fracture, in rarer cases
To prevent inflammation and relieve your pain, immediate solutions can be applied.
Initial Treatment Solutions
Before seeing an orthopedist, you can already apply these few solutions to relieve the pain.
- Resting your foot and trying to minimize its use will help avoid pain. You can also adjust your footwear, opting for wider shoes to relieve the top of your foot.
- Cryotherapy is also effective in reducing inflammation-related pain. Applying ice helps reduce swelling and alleviate your discomfort.
- In the case of bursitis, external dressings are recommended. Available at pharmacies, they help reduce friction and protect the foot.
Depending on the progression of your discomfort after medical treatment and your overall health, Dr. Lopez may discuss the possibility of percutaneous humpbacked tarsus surgery.
Humpbacked Tarsus: Non-Orthopaedic Natural Treatment
For humpbacked tarsus, a non-orthopedic natural treatment can help relieve and protect your foot, even stabilizing your condition. These are natural, non-reimbursed substances.
Orthosis for Humbacked Tarsus and Other Orthopaedic Solutions
An orthosis for humpbacked tarsus is useful for protecting the foot from friction, thus preventing inflammation. It is also helpful in rebalancing the foot by redistributing pressure on the tarsal bones, especially in the case of a high-arched foot.
In addition to appropriate footwear, orthopedic insoles can also be used for humpbacked tarsus, depending on the origin of your condition. In cases of arthritis or high-arched feet, for example, wearing orthopedic insoles may be recommended. They help alleviate pain and contribute to foot support and balance in shoes.
The management of humpbacked tarsus with orthoses and other orthopedic solutions can be accompanied by physiotherapy sessions.
Physiotherapy treatment is useful for regaining mobility in the foot. Manual manipulation or self-rehabilitation exercises at home help regain flexibility in movements, soften the foot and ankle, and combat pain and inflammation. Physiotherapy allows you to be less inconvenienced during daily activities.
In the post-surgical period, physiotherapy enables a quick recovery of walking and sports functions. In the case of post-operative edema, for example, sessions with manual drainage can be useful for relieving the foot and eliminating pain.
Medication for Humpbacked Tarsus
To relieve pain, medication for humpbacked tarsus is an option. Different solutions help reduce bursitis inflammation and limit its progression.
Analgesics reduce your pain by acting on the nervous system. Often taken orally, they are absorbed by the body through the digestive organs and enter the bloodstream. While they relieve pain, they do not address the origin of the condition.
Anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen act on the inflammation caused by your humpbacked tarsus. They help reduce redness and pain related to bursitis.
Taken orally, they can also be administered by infiltration. In cases of inflammatory crisis and severe pain, corticosteroid infiltration at the site of the bump may be performed. This cortisone-based anti-inflammatory is applied to the joint to alleviate pain.
Before taking pain relief medication, it is necessary to consult your doctor to determine the appropriate dosages for your condition.
Dr.Lopez takes care of your Humpbacked Tarsus
With a clinical examination and precise lesion diagnosis, Dr. Lopez can guide you through your healing journey, directing you toward the most suitable solutions for your situation.
If non-surgical treatments are insufficient, Dr. Julien Lopez may suggest percutaneous surgery. The percutaneous technique aims to reduce tissue aggression compared to conventional surgery. During the procedure, the surgeon targets the humpbacked tarsus area, where the foot undergoes local-regional anesthesia treatment. Minimally invasive humpbacked tarsus surgery is performed through a small incision. This technique allows for the removal of the hypertrophic bone, eliminating all issues related to the condition. The surgeon uses a miniature drill to shave the bone. It is common to see a (non-bony) bump reappear after several months; it is secondary to internal tissue healing.