Health CareHealth ClinicHealth-Care-Clinic.Org
Diseases & Conditions InjuriesMedical Lab TestsDrugsHerbal Home RemediesHerbal MedicinesVitaminsFruitsVegetables
Facial Bone Fracturee
Finger Dislocation
Finger Fracture
Finger Sprain
Fingertip Injury
Foot Bursitis
Foot Contusion
Foot Dislocation, Subtalar
Foot Dislocation, Talus
Foot Fracture
Foot Ganglion
Foot Hematoma
Foot Sprain
Foot Strain
Foot Stress Fracture
Foot Tenosynovitis
Genital Contusion
Groin Strain
Hand Contusion
Hand Dislocation
Hand Fracture, Carpal
Hand Fracture, Metacarpal
Hand Fracture, Navicular
Hand Ganglion
Hand Hematoma
Hand Sprain
Hand Tendinitis And Tenosynovitis
Head Injury, Cerebral Concussion
Head Injury, Cerebral Contusion
Head Injury, Extradural Hemorrhage & Hematoma
Head Injury, Intracerebral Hematoma
Skull Fracture
Subdural Hemorrhage And Hematoma
Hip Bursitis
Hip Dislocation
Hip Fracture
Hip Strain
Hip Synovitis
Jaw Dislocation, Temporomandibular Joint
Jaw Fracture (Mandible)
Jaw Sprain
Kidney Injury
Knee Bursitis
Knee Cartilage Injury
Knee Contusion
Knee Dislocation, Tibia Femur
Knee Dislocation, Tibia Fibula
Knee Sprain
Knee Strain
Knee Synovitis With Effusion
Kneecap Dislocation
Kneecap Fracture
Leg Contusion, Lower Leg
Leg Exostosis
Leg Fracture, Fibula
Leg Fracture, Tibia
Leg Hematoma, Lower Leg
Leg Sprain
Leg Strain, Calf
Leg Stress Fracture, Fibula Injury

Home :: Foot Dislocation, Subtalar

Foot Dislocation, Subtalar

Injury to a joint in the foot below the talus so that adjoining bones are displaced from their normal position and no longer touch each other. A minor dislocation is called a supluxation. Joint surfaces still touch, but not in normal relation to each other.


  • Any of the foot bones below the talus.
  • Ligaments that hold foot bones in place.
  • Soft tissue surrounding the dislocated bones, including nerves, tendons, muscles and blood vessels.


  • Direct blow to the foot.
  • End result of a severe foot sprain.
  • Congenital abnormality, such as a shallow or malformed joint surface.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Excruciating pain at the time of injury.
  • Inability to bear weight and walk.
  • Severe pain when attempting to move the foot.
  • Tenderness over the dislocation.
  • Swelling and bruising at the injury site.
  • Numbness or paralysis below the dislocation from pinching, cutting or pressure on blood vessels or nerves.


Follow your doctor's instructions. Instructions are supplemental.

If a cast is not necessary:

  • Use ice soaks 3 or 4 times a day. Fill a bucket with ice water, and soak the injured area 20 minutes at a time.
  • After 48 hours, localized heat promotes healing by increasing blood circulation in the injured area. Use hot baths, showers,compresses, heat lamps, heating pads, heat ointments and liniments, or whirlpools.
  • Wrap the foot with an elasticized bandage between treatments.
  • Massage gently and often to provide comfort and decreasing swelling.

If a cast is necessary:

Home Diet

  • Drink only water before manipulation or surgery to correct the dislocation. Solid food in your stomach makes vomiting under general anesthesia more hazardous.
  • During recovery, eat a well-balanced diet that includes extra protein, such as meat, fish, poultry, cheese, milk and eggs. Increase fiber and fluid intake to prevent constipation that may result from decreased activity.
Prevention Tips
  • For participation in contact sports, protect vulnerable joints with supportive devices, such as wrapped elastic bandages, tape or high-top athletic shoes.
  • Warm up adequately before physical activity.
  • Build your overall strength and muscle tone with a long-term conditioning program appropriate for your sport.
  • Avoid irregular surfaces for running, fast walking, or track and field events.
First AidHealth BlogContact UsRss Feed
Bookmark and Share

(c) All rights reserved

Disclaimer: website is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. Always take the advice of professional health care for specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment. We will not be liable for any complications, or other medical accidents arising from the use of any information on this web site. Please note that medical information is constantly changing. Therefore some information may be out of date.