Author | Evan Bilstrom, MD


Injection of the subtalar joint and sinus tarsi

January 09, 2008

ABSTRACT: Inflammation of the subtalar joint can make inversion and eversion of the foot uncomfortable. The pain of sinus tarsisyndrome implicates injury to the interosseous talocalcaneal ligament.This syndrome also may be associated with subtalar instabilityafter an inversion ankle sprain and may be seen in inflammatoryconditions of the foot and ankle. A lateral approach is preferred forinjection of the subtalar joint. For sinus tarsi injection, advance theneedle toward the medial malleolus. Infusing corticosteroid ¹/2 to 1 inch deep into the sinus tarsi increases the chances of success.(J Musculoskel Med. 2008;25:29-30)