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A tarsal coalition is a bony bridge in the rearfoot. A tarsal coalition occurs when there is a failure during early development of some bones to separate into individual bones and they develop with a bridge of bone between them. Early on a tarsal coalition is not a problem as the bones are not full developed and are partially cartilage. As the bones more fully develop a tarsal coalition becomes more painful. The treatment for a tarsal coalition is usually to use foot supports to restrict the motion of the area so that it is not painful. Surgery is also used to remove the bone that is causing the problem. The most common tarsal coalitions are a talocalcaneal and the calcaneonavicular coalitions.
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