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J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2013 Nov;113(11):857-61. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2013.062.

Osteopathic manipulative treatment in tarsal somatic dysfunction: a case study.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, 400 N Pepper Ave, Colton, CA 92324-1801.


The authors present a case of a 24-year-old woman with left foot pain that began after an inversion injury obtained while running. The pain minimally improved with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Clinical examination revealed a relatively normal foot with palpable changes in the bony structures at the midfoot consistent with a tarsal subluxation. Cuboid reduction was performed using high-velocity, low-amplitude manipulation, after which the patient reported immediate and near-complete pain relief. The authors also review mechanisms of injury, clinical findings, and treatment modalities for patients with tarsal subluxation.

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