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Medicine For Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Usually of the posterior tibial nerve, as the lacinate ligament compresses it against the ankle bone. It's associated with excessive pronation and folks with flat feet. Treatment involves correcting pronation with an orthotic, injections to rest the nerve, antiinflammatories and if all else fails, surgery to release the ...Read more
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is an injury or compression of the posterior tibial nerve. This runs behind the inside ankle bone into the foot at the level of the heel bone.
Most symptoms will be pain and burning from the level of the ankle to the bottom of the foot depending on which nerve branches are involved. ...Read more
See below: The tarsal tunnel syndrome is a fairly unusual condition in which the tibial nerve which runs along the inside of the ankle becomes compressed by the connective tissue that holds it in place. The symptoms are aching pain and numbness usually in the sole of the foot. Sometimes surgery is needed. ...Read more
Kitchen sink: For tarsal tunnel syndrome (tts), there's complex and isolated treatments. Tts could be part of a bigger radiculopathy (back nerve problems) that have to also be addressed. If its isolated, it's still not "straight-forward". Physical therapy, targeted manipulations, local injections, vein therapy, and even surgery may not "cure" tts. It may take a team-approach. Please contact me for more deta. ...Read more
A podiatrist: Who specializes in foot and ankle is a good choice, similiarly an orthopod ...Read more
It is a condition: Most cases of tarsal tunnel can be treated with medical and surgical options. Lots of podiatrists and orthopedic foot & ankle surgeons can adequately deal with this condition. Sometimes, permanent complications such as pain and numbness might result. If severe enough, these symptoms might prove disabling. Talk with a podiatrist or orthopedist in regards to this. ...Read more
Nerve compression: Usually of the posterior tibial nerve, as the lacinate ligament compresses it against the ankle bone. It's associated with excessive pronation and folks with flat feet. Treatment involves correcting pronation with an orthotic, injections to rest the nerve, antiinflammatories and if all else fails, surgery to release the ligament from the nerve. ...Read more
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Compression on the: Posterior tibial nerve and or its branches. This can be caused by the extensor retinaculum (a band of tissue that overlies the nerves) becomes too tight which can occur when a foot flattens...Engorged blood vessels next to the nerve, any soft tissue mass in the area.....Or things of that nature. They all in some way put pressure in the nerve.... ...Read more
No: Tarsal tunnel is not a genetic abnormality. ...Read more
Flat feet: Here is the simple answer....Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction or pttd is a flat foot deformity. It could be rigid or flexible and present with pain at the arch or heel area. Tarsal tunnel syndrome or tts is a compression syndrome (such as carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand) of the posterior tibial nerve. Pttd can cause tts. Therapy can vary significantly. Treatments include orthotics to surg. ...Read more
Warning!! :PODIATRIST Dr. David Tobin responded to my question about Anterior Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome saying it didn't exist? Google and my DR disagree.
See the podiatrist: The routes for the foot stem from L4, L5 and S1 which form the sciatic nerve. If the nerve is irritated, it can cause discomfort - sciatica or tarsal tunnel syndrome. A proper evaluation and workup is necessary to examine other structures and provide appropriate treatment. If there is no origin of compression in the tarsal tunnel, a referral to a back specialist may be made. ...Read more
Tarsal tunnel inj: The tarsal tunnel in the foot is much like the carpal tunnel in the wrist and should respond to either an injection of a release ...Read more
It could: The nerve that is entrapped in tarsal tunnel originates well above so there could be a cause further up the extremity or even the back. Abnormal signals can radiate to leg. Additionally the tarsal tunnel pain could be affecting tendons and even blood vessels that originate in the leg. ...Read more
Yes: Tarsal tunnel syndrome indicates that anatomical structures in the canal are being squeezed. Those structures all start in the leg, hence symptoms can be felt in the leg as well. Nerve pain can travel in either direction. Also, if you have a problem with your foot, it can 100percent have effect on the leg as they are all connected. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with tarsal tunnel syndrome by a podiatrist and referred to a pain management doc. What can I expect?
How long will a rupture of the plantaris tendon take to heal? (I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and tarsal tunnel syndrome due to a fall.)
Generally speaking, how long should I expect to be on narcotic pain medication after tarsal tunnel syndrome surgery?
Is surgery needed for foot drop from anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome (deep peroneal nerve entrapment) from ant tib tenosynovitis from ultrasound burn?
Something does not: Sound right about this. The common peroneal nerve can cause a drop foot. The deep peroneal nerve from ant tarsal tunnel is on the top of the foot. The nerve runs deep as the name implies and hence would not be affected from ultrasound. Entrapment of this nerve would not cause a dropfoot, it usually causes numbness to the first webspace or great toe. ...Read more
Yes. It is like--: Tunnel. It can have it's ups and downs. Surgical release is done in debilitating pain. Such as interfering with ADL'S, usaual activities & quality of life. If young & active, it can interfere with lots of things: walking, dancing, sports 2 name a few. C an orthopedist 4 eval. ...Read more
Upto a year: Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a compression neuropathy in which the tibial nerve is compressed as it travels through the tarsal tunnel. Patients complain of numbness in the foot radiating to the big toe and the first three toes, pain, burning, shooting sensations, and tingling over the base of the foot and the heel. Long standing problem takes longer to recover even up to a year. ...Read more
Go see your surgeon: Your surgeon should have given you post-operative instructions plus enough pain medication to control expected amount/duration of pain. If that amount & dose are not enough, then you need to contact surgeon about possible complication causing unbearable pain. Don't wait. ...Read more
Suggest a EMG test: Find a neurologist in your area and have an EMG test. It will confirm if you indeed have tarsal tunnel. ...Read more
Depends on cause:
Tarsal tunnel can be caused from anything that puts pressure on the posterior tibial nerve as it passes under the ligment on the medial side of the ankle.
it can be caused biomechanically, from venous congestion, any thing that causes a nerve impingement there.
So it needs to be determine what is causing your tarsal tunnel discomfort. ...Read more
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