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Do you have a feeling of stiffness in your ankles or feet? Do you have muscle spasms in your leg? As an abnormal connection, tarsal coalition may be caused when the fetus is developing or it may be due to arthritis and/or injury. Comprising of the cuneiform, navicular and cuboid bones, the tarsal bones also include the talus and calcaneus bones that help in normal functioning of the foot. The tarsal coalition is considered an abnormal connection as it is made up of fibrous tissue or cartilage which leads to pain, limited motion and discomfort in either one of the feet or both. The podiatrists at Cupertino Podiatry near San Jose, California are knowledgeable, experienced and excellent at diagnosing conditions of the foot besides delving into the causes to render accurate treatment, follow up and personal care.

With one of the causes being tarsal coalition occurring during the process of fetal development where the different bones do not form normally, infection, injury to the particular area and arthritis may contribute to tarsal coalition. Though many patients are born with this condition, the symptoms do not show till the bones begin their natural growth process that occurs between the ages of 9-16 years of age. The symptoms do not appear during the adolescent period but will develop later. Some of the symptoms may be fatigued or tired legs, stiffness of the ankle and foot, limping while walking, severe or mild pain when standing or walking, flatfoot in one or both the feet and muscle spasms in the leg. The podiatrists at the clinic in Cupertino exercise their expertise and know how to give their patients relief and comfort so that they will be able to go about their daily activities and lead a comfortable lifestyle.

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As experts in all foot related problems, the professional podiatrists at the Cupertino clinic near San Jose diagnose the problem with detailed examination, advice and the right treatment. The podiatrists at the clinic in Cupertino would examine the foot thoroughly and question their patients in detail about the development, symptoms and the duration in great detail and diagnose the treatment according to the location and the severity of the tarsal coalition problem. In most cases, after the examination of the foot, the podiatrists at Cupertino Podiatry near San Jose will recommend X-rays and advanced imaging studies according to the diagnosis. After evaluation, the doctors at the Cupertino clinic will determine the treatment for patients affected with tarsal coalition.

With various options, the podiatrists at the Cupertino clinic will prescribe non-surgical treatment with physical therapy, oral medications, immobilization, steroid injections, injecting an anesthetic agent and orthotic devices according to the severity of the pain or discomfort due to tarsal coalition. If the symptoms are not relieved with non-surgical procedures, the podiatrists will recommend surgery with the surgical intervention involving resection of the arthrodesis or coalition of the painful joints that are degenerated. The podiatrists at the clinic in Cupertino will determine the best surgical approach that would be based on the patient's condition, activity levels, age and arthritic changes. The professional podiatrists at the Cupertino Podiatry near San Jose, California render immediate help, quick relief and customized care to their patients.

Cupertino Podiatry near San Jose, California offers Professional Care and Timely Help

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After earning his degree in podiatry and completing his residency, Dr. Michael Cornelison joined an existing Cupertino practice in 2000. When the other podiatrist retired in 2003, Dr. Cornelison took over the practice and formed Cupertino Podiatry, Inc.

Dr. Cornelison specializes in advanced reconstructive surgery while simultaneously dedicating himself to helping patients avoid such surgery. His practice emphasizes restoring the support and function of the foot to provide long-term relief of symptoms rather than just relieving symptoms without addressing the underlying cause. He looks for the root of the problem rather than attempting to just put a band-aid on it.

Cupertino Podiatry can also fit patients with orthotics (therapeutic footwear and inserts) to aid recovery or for long-term management. And whether you are a serious athlete or a weekend warrior, Dr. Cornelison can create a specialized sports injury treatment program to help you get back on your feet.

Dr. Cornelison has earned the prestigious 'Diamond Certified Award' based on outstanding customer satisfaction. To learn more, please visit: http://www.diamondcertified.com.

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Michael J. Cornelison, DPM, FACFAS
10353 Torre Avenue, Suite C
Cupertino, California 95014
(408) 446-5811