Latest Technology For Painful Flatfeet
HyProCure is a lifetime solution to the devastating effects of talotarsal dislocation, a common foot imbalance that throws both the foot and the entire body out of alignment. It affects millions of people of all ages, and it is the direct cause of many symptoms and secondary conditions, including:
Flat feet, overpronation, bunions, plantar fasciitis,heel spur syndrome and knee pain..
HyProCure is a permanent, minimally invasive solution that corrects talotarsal dislocation at its root, realigning both the foot and the entire body. Discover how this unique medical breakthrough can stop and even reverse your symptoms, and how it can help you take back your quality of life.
HyProCure: The lifetime solution for talotarsal dislocation and its devastating effects.
HyProCure represents a real solution for talotarsal dislocation and its devastating effects throughout the body. It instantly corrects the problem at its root and immediately works on improving and even reversing many of the symptoms and secondary conditions resulting from this common deformity. These include flat feet, overpronation, plantar fasciitis or heel pain, knee pain, and many others, both in children and adults.
In order to understand this breakthrough solution, let's first take a look at the problem. Talotarsal dislocation occurs when the ankle bone (talus) displaces off of its natural alignment with the joint-attachments with the hind-foot bones (calcaneus and navicular). As a result of this abnormal motion, the natural space between the ankle and heel bones, called the sinus tarsi, collapses. The sinus tarsi is at the apex of the foot's ability to distribute weight and motion evenly, and when it collapses, the foot twists into an unnatural position and shape, creating an imbalance throughout the entire body.
HyProCure is an internal stabilization device that is placed inside the foot, right into the collapsing space. It acts as a stent to keep the space in its natural, open position. Immediately upon placement of stent, the ankle and hind-foot bones will be situated into their proper alignment. The procedure instantly stabilizes and re-aligns the hind-foot, which in turn also helps to correct the imbalances created in the rest the body.
The HyProCure stent is simply pushed into place, there is no bone drilling or screwing involved. Thanks to its unique, anatomical design, the HyProCure device slides right into its natural corrective placement where the tissues inside the space will attach and hold it in place during the healing process.
The procedure is minimally invasive and it's usually performed under local anesthesia or twilight sedation. Full recovery to experience all the benefits varies from patient to patient. Typically most patients are back to normal walking within a few weeks although it can vary from foot to foot and person to person.
Understanding talotarsal dislocation:
What is talotarsal dislocation?
Talotarsal dislocation is a common condition affecting millions of people of all ages throughout the world. It occurs when the ankle bone displaces off of its normal position and its contact points on the hind-foot bones — in other words, when the balance of the ankle bone on the heel bone is lost. This creates an abnormal, inward rotation of the ankle bone and outer rotation of the rest of the foot, which in turn creates a fundamental imbalance of forces and weight distribution both in the foot itself, as well as in the rest of the body.
This displacement can be either total or partial. While a total dislocation is rare and usually results only from severe trauma and requires extensive treatment, partial dislocation is much more common and it is present at birth.
What are the direct effects of this condition?
When talotarsal dislocation occurs, it creates a damaging misalignment of forces both in the foot itself, as well as throughout the entire body. This is because the rear-foot is the center point of our body's balance and weight distribution during walking and standing. As a consequence, talotarsal dislocation can be the direct cause of numerous foot ailments, including flat feet, plantar fasciitis or heel pain, overpronation, bunions, heel spurs, and more – as well as the direct cause of symptoms in the rest of the body such as knee pain, hip and back pain.
Talotarsal dislocation will not resolve on its own, patients don't grow out of it, and it's not possible to reverse it through exercise or physical therapies. The many treatments commonly used to address the symptoms of this condition merely deal with the side effects and they do not resolve the root of the problem.
HyProCure represents a real solution for many patients suffering from the devastating effects resulting from talotarsal dislocation, and a real opportunity to improve their quality of life.
Flat feet affect a large percentage of the population throughout the world. The term is typically used to describe feet that have either no visible arch or a lower-than-normal one. While it is widely recognized that flat feet are not a desirable type of foot, there is often little or no information available about the true causes of flat fleet and the reasons why it is considered a condition or deformity, rather than just a simple variation of a normal foot shape.
Flat feet involve much more than just aesthetics or shape. They can affect patients in a variety of ways including pain and discomfort, diminished foot strength, and loss of stability when walking and standing. In addition, flat feet can often lead to other complications in the foot like bunions and plantar fasciitis, as well as complications throughout the rest of the body due to imbalances when standing and walking.
Even though the symptoms are visible in the arch, the source of flat feet in fact lies in the rear of the foot, in the area between the ankle and heel bones. When the alignment of these two bones collapses, a condition called talotarsal dislocation occurs. This loss of alignment destabilizes the foot and causes the ankle region to abnormally rotate inwards, which in turn is what flattens the normal arch structure.
Pronation is a normal function of the foot. It is the inward motion between the ankle bone and outward motion of the rest of the foot bones, which occurs naturally when the foot hits the ground and weight is applied. Pronation is a good thing; it cushions the foot and the entire body during the walking cycle. It keeps the foot and the ankles protected from hard impact and uneven ground surface below.
Overpronation occurs when too much pronation is present — in other words, when the inward motion is excessive and goes past the healthy point necessary for its intended functions. This excessive motion is caused by a misalignment between the ankle bone and the hindfoot bones, or talotarsal dislocation. It creates an imbalance of forces and weight distribution in the foot that propagates throughout the entire body and causes repetitive damage to joints, ligaments, and bone structures.
Overpronation can affect people of all ages and it is particularly problematic for patients with high levels of activity and exercise because the unbalanced strain and excessive forces can cause serious damage with every step taken. This problem is present at birth and it does not resolve on its own. It is an internal condition caused by talotarsal dislocation and it can only be properly corrected by stabilizing the ankle bone on the hindfoot bones internally.
HyProCure is a minimally invasive internal solution that permanently and instantly resolves talotarsal dislocation, and therefore corrects overpronation by restoring normal levels of motion in the foot.
The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that extends from the bottom of the heel bone out to the ball of the foot. It is a ligament-like structure that connects the heel with the toes, and its main function is to stabilize the arch of the foot and to assist in the walking cycle. Sometimes, due to consistent over-use or trauma, partial tears near the attachment to the heel occur. This is commonly known as plantar fasciitis or fasciopathy. It is the most common form of heel pain, which is at its most intense in the morning, with the first steps of the day. Many times it can be associated with a heel spur, which is an extension of bone that has formed as a result of excessive strain on the heel bone from the plantar fascia.
Plantar fasciitis is primarily caused by excessive hindfoot motion, as a direct consequence of talotarsal dislocation, a misalignment of the ankle bone on the hindfoot bones. This abnormal and excessive motion of the rear-foot causes the plantar fascia to over-stretch, eventually creating the micro-ruptures that lead to the painful tearing, inflammation and resulting pain.
Plantar fasciitis has a very distinctive pain cycle. When there is no weight on the foot, the fibers contract as they try to repair themselves, and the pain dissipates. However, as soon as weight is placed on the foot, the fibers are over-stretched again, causing the pain to return. Eventually, with repeated walking, the fibers get stretched out and the pain temporarily subsides until, once again, the weight is taken off and the whole process is repeated.
There are many treatments commonly used to address plantar fasciitis. These may include icing the area, prescription drugs, shoe modification, and functional orthotics. In some cases different surgical approaches may be necessary, involving the partial to full release of the plantar fascia. These treatments are often helpful to address the inflammation and degeneration that occurs to the plantar fascia. But sometimes even these modalities are not enough to correct the underlying root of the problem. The true cause of the damage in the first place is the excessive inward rotation of the foot as a direct result of talotarsal dislocation. As such, until this root cause is corrected, the symptoms on the plantar fascia may return and worsen.
Often times, the partially torn fibers may rupture on their own, which can give the impression that this condition is self-healing or that it will just go away after a prolonged period of conservative care. This is simply not the case, since at this point the plantar fascia is no longer serving its intended function to support the arch of the foot and assist in the walking cycle. A ruptured plantar fascia places a tremendous strain on the posterior tibial tendon. Eventually, the posterior tibial tendon also becomes affected and yet another disease process has resulted as a direct effect from not addressing the root of the problem, talotarsal dislocation.
The knee is one of the body's most complex joints with many vital functions to enable us to stand, walk, and move around properly. It is comprised of several types of tissues that have to be in proper alignment and balance in order to stay healthy.
Knee pain and other knee disorders are some of the most common reasons for patients to seek medical care. An aching knee can take a severe toll on mobility and quality of life. There are various reasons for knee pain, including injury and hereditary problems, but in a large number of cases the real cause for knee pain is leg misalignment, which in turn comes as a direct result of a common rear foot condition called talotarsal dislocation.
Our body's entire balance and alignment rests in the rear of the foot, in the area between the ankle and hindfoot bones. Talatorsal dislocation occurs when the natural alignment and balance between the hindfoot bones is lost. As a result, the foot loses its optimal alignment, and so do the legs and the rest of the body.
The knees absorb a great deal of the imbalance coming from the feet in order to keep us moving and functioning. If the ankle bone is balanced on the hind-foot bones, then the knee is also balanced and aligned and functions as it is designed to. The ankle bone is strongly connected to the lower leg bones forming the ankle joint. If the ankle bone displaces inward on the hindfoot bones, then this will force the ankle and lower leg bones to rotate inward, as well. This excessive twisting on the knee eventually causes damage to the ligaments and tendons supporting the knee. In this process, the soft tissues will suffer from premature wear that can ultimately lead to chronic pain and disorders. In chronic conditions this may lead to degeneration of the knee cartilage causing increased pain and deformity.
Talotarsal dislocation affects the entire body’s balance, and knee problems are in most cases a direct consequence of this rear-foot condition. We invite you to learn more about understanding your knee pain, about talotarsal dislocation, and about HyProCure, a permanent, minimally invasive solution that corrects the problem at its root.
Who needs this?
If you or someone close to you suffers from the symptoms or secondary conditions caused by talotarsaldislocation, the HyProCure procedure should be strongly considered as early as possible. The longer the condition is present, the more problematic the symptoms throughout the body can become. Take a look at our symptoms and secondary conditions page to learn if talotarsal dislocation is affecting your life, and learn how HyProCure can restore your quality of life by resolving the problem at its root.
How to know if you are a candidate
In principle, anyone older than 3 years of age suffering from the effects of talotarsal dislocation can and should be considered for the HyProCure procedure. The requirement is that the individual has a flexible[explain what this means to the audience] deformity versus a rigid one. This can be determined by moving the foot and artificially forcing back the ankle bone back to its normal position on the hind-foot bones (see video below). If able to do so, then the HyProCure procedure is possible. If the ankle bone can be repositioned back to its normal alignment on the hind-foot bones, then HyProCure can be inserted to maintain that alignment. Fortunately, the vast majority of people suffering from talotarsal dislocation do indeed have a flexible deformity and are perfect candidates to benefit from the HyProCure solution. However, the longer this deformity goes untreated, the more likely it is to become a rigid, non-reducible deformity.
Click here to watch a foot with flexible deformity, the ideal candidate for the HyProCure procedure.
It is often possible that other deformities, such as deviated metatarsal bones, ligamentous or tendon laxity or contractures, can be present which may or may not need to be addressed along with the HyProCure procedure. Your foot and ankle specialist will be able to determine this during your examination.
Who isn't a candidate?
Some people may have a partially flexible or rigid deformity. Unfortunately, these patients are not good candidates to benefit from HyProCure, because their feet lack the necessary flexibility to adopt the corrected shape. These patients will need other types of treatment in order to improve their condition.
The vast majority of people affected with talotarsal dislocation are candidates for the HyProCure procedure. In order to confirm if you are a candidate, all you need to do is check and make sure that your foot is flexible and not rigid. Simply stand with your feet flat on the floor and then turn your ankles outwards, as if forcing a more pronounced arch. If you are able to do so and your hind-foot is realigned, then congratulations, you have a flexible case of talotarsal dislocation and you are likely a candidate for the HyProCure stabilization procedure.