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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Tarsal Somatic Dysfunction: A Case Study

Joshua Batt, DO, and Michael M. Neeki, DO, MS
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Received: November 4, 2012

Accepted: April 26, 2013

Published: November 1, 2013

J Osteopath Med; 113(11): 857-861

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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