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Best Shoes for Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

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by james

James McCormack is a Physical Therapist who specializes in foot & ankle injuries. james-mccormack.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com

Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

Sinus Tarsi Syndrome affects the ankle joint’s outer aspect causing pain and swelling. The Sinus Tarsi is an articulation that allows blood vessels, nerve endings, ligaments and tissues to pass through, and irritation of this structure can be caused by impact, poor biomechanics or flat foot deformity. In these instances, the area gets compressed, closing down the space to pinch the structures within the Sinus Tarsi. We have covered the diagnosis and treatment of sinus tarsi in other articles, and this article aims to provide footwear options that provide pain relief to the symptoms of Sinus Tarsi Syndrome.

Best Shoes for Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

The best type of shoe for Sinus Tarsi Syndrome is a stability shoe as it has a varus tilt (the inside is thicker than the outside) on the heel with a rigid midsole and moderate arch height. A rigid midsole helps reduce pronation moments in the midfoot, and a moderate arch height slows down the pronation forces. This helps tilt the ankle outwards, opening up the space of the Sinus Tarsi on heel strike. All these factors combined make a stability shoe the best shoe for Sinus Tarsi Syndrome.

In most instances, we recommend a running shoe for all foot conditions as they have vast amounts of research behind their composition, and they work just as well for walking as they do for running.

We have created a list of our recommended shoes for Sinus Tarsi Syndrome below.

New Balance 860 Shoe for Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

Stack Height 10mm, which opens up the front of the ankle

Support Shoe to offload thee Sinus Tarsi

Rubber Sole, which is good for absorbing vibration

Comments:

This is a casual trainer that you can wear for walking or running. We like the option of choosing narrow or wide fitting while its rubber sole is a good shock absorber.

We recommend this shoe for mild to moderate Sinus Tarsi Syndrome Symptoms.

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Asics Gel Kayano Shoes for Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

Stack Height 10mm, which opens up the front of the ankle

Weight 308g/10.9oz

Maximum Support Shoe to offload thee Sinus Tarsi

Rubber Sole, which is good for absorbing vibration

Comment: 

The Gel-Kayano is Asics most support shoe with a good stack height and a significant heel tilt which opens the articulation of the Sinus Tarsi.

We recommend this for severe symptoms of Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

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Physiotherapy with James McCormack

This is not medical advice. We recommend a consultation with a medical professional such as James McCormack. He offers Online Physiotherapy Appointments for £45.

Related Article: Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

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