Are you watching your life go by from the sidelines due to persistent foot, knee, hip, or back pain? Are you no longer able to stay active, play with your kids, or do the things you love? The problem may be misaligned feet.
At our Lee’s Summit office, we see many people with a common problem called talotarsal displacement, which is a misalignment in the bones of the back half of the foot. This often causes a gait abnormality called hyperpronation. Essentially, it means that when you take a step, your ankle bone falls out of line with your heel, your arch flattens, and the front of your foot turns too far outward.
Fortunately, we offer an advanced solution to treat this misalignment. It’s a minimally invasive surgical procedure called HyProCure, and it can dramatically improve, eliminate, and even prevent pain. Foot Care Specialist Joel Foster, DPM, is the only Atlas-certified podiatrist in Missouri who offers this treatment option for fixing pain from misaligned feet.
The Problem With Misaligned Feet
Because your feet are situated at the very foundation of your entire standing skeletal structure, misalignments and deformities can lead to pain and injury in multiple areas. When your feet aren’t positioned properly, bones and joints throughout the body must adjust and compensate. Over the long term, that could lead to far-ranging problems, such as:
- Flat feet
- Heel pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Back pain
You can treat the symptoms of these conditions, but as long as the feet remain misaligned, the pain will keep returning. If you want more permanent relief, you need to correct the misalignment in the first place.
How HyProCure Works
In most cases, foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis result from misalignment, which causes pain. HyProCure is a treatment method that helps address plantar fasciitis by realigning and restoring balance to your foot. This is achieved by placing a small titanium stent into the sinus tarsi, the naturally occurring space between heel bones and the ankle. Your podiatrist will make a small incision during the procedure to place the stent. Once in place, the stent will absorb the pressure from your weight as you walk or run. Along with serving as a stabilizer, this protects your ankle from bone damage and restores your range of motion.
Why Choose HyProCure?
If you’ve never heard of HyProCure before, you may wonder why you should opt for it. If so, here are some reasons why it’s better than arch supports and traditional reconstruction:
- Redistributes the pressure on your feet, making you comfortable
- Improves your foot’s range of motion, allowing you to resume your active lifestyle
- Significantly reduces strain on the plantar fascia, posterior tibial tendon, and joint forces on the foot
- Prevents collapse of the arch
Due to such benefits, HyProCure has the lowest removal rate of all sinus tarsi implants.
HyProCure Versus Orthotics
When it comes to non-invasive foot care, custom orthotics are the most popular option. In fairness, they can provide significant relief, restoring your activity levels. However, HyProCure may be a better option for you. This is because it addresses the underlying problem to provide pain relief and restore your full range of motion throughout. With orthotics, you have to be in your shoes to enjoy their pain relief capabilities. Don’t forget; you’ll need a set for each pair of shoes you own.
HyProCure Versus Traditional Hindfoot Reconstruction Surgery
Traditionally, to have any severe foot pain or discomfort resolved, you must undergo surgery. After the procedure, which is not easily reversible, you will have to be hospitalized to start the long recovery period.
With HyProCure, there are some notable benefits such as:
- Better long-term results
- Faster recovery
- Fully reversible
- Lower risk of complications
- Safe for all ages
Get Back to Your Active Lifestyle - Schedule Your Appointment Today at Our Lee's Summit Office
There’s no greater punishment than being locked indoors if you enjoy an active lifestyle. Even worse, you can’t even play with your kids while you're there due to foot and ankle pain. So, while you may get temporary relief from orthotics, you’ll be better off with a permanent option. We offer HyProCure treatments to alleviate chronic foot pain. Get in touch with us today calling 816-246-4222 or fill out our contact form here to book an appointment with HyProCure expert Dr. Joel Foster.