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Doctor insights on: Tarsal Tunnel Release For Posterior Tibial Nerve Decompression

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I have varicose veins wrapped around my tibial nerve with all of pain. Should they be removed. Have had a tarsal tunnel release 10 weeks ago.

I have varicose veins wrapped around my tibial nerve with all of pain. Should they be removed. Have had a tarsal tunnel release 10 weeks ago.

Tibial nerve veins: The TT release is in the area of the tarsal tunnel behind the medial ankle bone. In this area, varicosities may be in communication with the posterior tibial vein which is a deep vein. Sclerotherapy injection could inadvertently cause a deep vein thrombosis. I recommend seeing a board certified vein specialist to evaluate this condition. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Had tarsal tunnel release 10 mo. ago, all of a sudden having ankle pain which is leading to some heal pain. Could this be a reocurrance?

Had tarsal tunnel release 10 mo. ago, all of a sudden having ankle pain which is leading to some heal pain. Could this be a reocurrance?

Tough to say: Without an exam. It certainly could be, but an EMG, which I suspect you had in the past with your history, would be able to be compared with the previous and your answer would be forthcoming. ...Read more

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Recovery from tarsal tunnel release takes about how long?

Recovery from tarsal tunnel release takes about how long?

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

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I was put in a boot a week ago after tarsal tunnel release. New bruising on side and under arch now that I'm walking. Is this normal?

I was put in a boot a week ago after tarsal tunnel release. New bruising on side and under arch now that I'm walking. Is this normal?

Varies: Some degree is swelling/ bruising tracking into the foot is common after tarsal tunnel release, I would make sure your surgeon is aware and that you have a follow up appointment to be checked. ...Read more

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Have overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotic Do orthotic stop pressure on tibial nerve & tarsal tunnel(tarsal tunnel syn) 100% or orth shoes recomend?

Have overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotic Do orthotic stop pressure on tibial nerve & tarsal tunnel(tarsal tunnel syn) 100% or orth shoes recomend?

Tarsal tunnel: Orthotics will help with tarsal tunnel , but can't necessarily alleviate all the pressure . Sometimes the fibrosis/scarring can only be relieved by surgery . Consult your podiatrist for assistance. ...Read more

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What is the difference between posterior tibial tendon and tarsal tunnel?

What is the difference between posterior tibial tendon and tarsal tunnel?

Different things: A tendon is the end of a muscle that connects the muscle to bone. The posterior tibial tendon attaches the tibialis posterior muscle to certain bones of the foot. The tarsal tunnel is an area by your heel where the posterior tibial tendon along with 2 other tendons, a major artery, vein and nerve, pass. Its a tight area bordered by bone and thick soft tissue. ...Read more

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Anterior Tarsal Tunnel Release and excision of exostosis surgery recovery takes how long?Can you walk after?How much pain is there? Wheres the cut?

Anterior Tarsal Tunnel Release and excision of exostosis surgery recovery takes how long?Can you walk after?How much pain is there? Wheres the cut?

?: There is not an area referred to as the Anterior Tarsal Tunnel. These are questions you should speak with your surgeon about. ...Read more

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My posterior tibial nerve is pulsing of both leg, i can see pulsing on both leg and I am not feeling any pain and symptom, is it normal?

My posterior tibial nerve is pulsing of both leg, i can see pulsing on both leg  and I am not feeling any pain and symptom, is it normal?

Pulse: If you see something pulsating around posterior tibia, it is not a nerve, it is most likely an artery which a normal behavior for arteries. ...Read more

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What is the difference between posterier tibial tendon dysfunction and tarsal tunnel syndrome?

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

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Decompression (Definition)

Decompression (surgery), a procedure used to treat spinal stenosis (in spinal decompression), carotid artery stenosis or any condition where a ...Read more