HyProCure in Calgary
When your feet are misaligned, it leads to a chain reaction of misalignment in the body, affecting the knees, hips and back, often resulting in pain when standing, walking and running. The most common sign of misaligned feet is the inward rolling of the ankles, which is called Hyperpronation. However, misaligned feet can lead to a variety of other symptoms including, flat feet, foot pain, back pain, knee pain, hip pain, bunions and hammertoe.
When your feet are aligned, your ankle bone (talus) sits directly on top of your heel bone (calcaneus). The front edge of each bone is almost aligned with the other (the front edge of your ankle bone slightly overlaps the front edge of your heel bone) and there is a naturally occurring space in between, called the sinus tarsi.
When your feet are misaligned, your ankle bone falls forward and out of line with your heel bone causing the sinus tarsi to close/collapse, as seen in the video below. When this space collapses it causes your entire body to be out of alignment and puts excess strain on other portions of your body, including your back. Your spine is being forced to compensate for the misalignment in your feet.
How Can HyProCure Help?
HyProCure is a small titanium stent that is inserted into the sinus tarsi—no pins, screws or drills required. This repairs the misalignment at its root by keeping the sinus tarsi in an open stable position. This stops your ankle bone from sliding forward and off of your heel bone and keeps the rest of your body in its natural alignment.
The HyProCure Procedure
The HyProCure procedure is minimally invasive and is typically done in 20-minutes or less. It is often performed in an outpatient setting under a twilight sleep or local sedation.
HyProCure is placed in the naturally occurring space between your bones to instantly realign and stabilize the hindfoot. HyProCure will not penetrate or be implanted into your bones.
Once placed, it will then allow normal joint range of motion and weight distribution of your body on your feet. Many times HyProCure is performed as a stand-alone, single procedure. However, due to the complex nature of the foot, there may be additional surgical procedures that must also be performed in order to realign or stabilize other parts of the foot.
Most HyProCured patients are back to normal walking within a a few weeks, but this may vary from patient to patient based on their prior physical condition. The bones, tendons and ligaments throughout the foot and rest of the body will adapt to the corrected position over the following several months.