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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? Where's the cut?

Anterior Tarsal Tunnel Release and excision of exostosis surgery recovery takes how long? Can you walk after? How much pain is there? Where's 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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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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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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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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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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I had tarsal tunnel surgery 10 days ago and it is impossible to sleep it hurts so bad, is this normal?

I had tarsal tunnel surgery 10 days ago and it is impossible to sleep it hurts so bad, is this normal?

Call you surgeon: This is a question that you should call your surgeon about.
That is part of our job when we operate on you to be your support team after. Only your surgeon knows what he did to you and is your best source of information at this time. ...Read more

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I had tarsal tunnel surgery 10 days ago and the pain is unbearable, is this normal?

I had tarsal tunnel surgery 10 days ago and the pain is unbearable, is this normal?

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

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Tarsal tunnel & gastrocneius surgery 2 weeks ago. Dr said nerve was completly wrapped around tendon & won't know what's permanent until 6mo my chances?

Tarsal tunnel & gastrocneius surgery 2 weeks ago. Dr said nerve was completly wrapped around tendon & won't know what's permanent until 6mo my chances?

Be patient: If this has been a long standing issue, full recovery to the nerve can take quite a while! Be patient and give the postop course time. Stay compliant with your followup care. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is surgery for tarsal tunnel syndrome / plantar fascitis a good choice?

Can be: Make sure that prior to surgery to either of theses conditions you have tried all conservative care. Both of these conditions are usually succesful without surgery. If all else fails, then surgery would be a good option. ...Read more

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Increased sensitivity in foot after tarsal tunnel surgery?

Increased sensitivity in foot after tarsal tunnel surgery?

Discuss with: Your surgeon. Since we don't know your pre op feeling it is hard to comment. If you had numbness or tingling before the surgery.....One would hope those symptoms go away. Are you implying you feel more of those symptoms or that if you were numb now you feel more? As the latter is the goal of the procedure. ...Read more

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Had tarsal tunnel surgery 2 moths ago and if im sitting for awhile my foot gets very stiff making it hard to walk when I get up, is this normal?

Had tarsal tunnel surgery 2 moths ago and if im sitting for awhile my foot gets very stiff making it hard to walk when I get up, is this normal?

Scar tissue: When the body heals itself from a surgical procedure, scar tissue is formed. This can cause stiffness in the area. After tarsal tunnel surgery, or any surgery, it is important to prevent the negative effects of scar tissue by performing range of motion exercises once your surgeon allows. I would contact your physician. ...Read more

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Generally speaking, how long should I expect to be on narcotic pain medication after tarsal tunnel syndrome surgery?

Generally speaking, how long should I expect to be on narcotic pain medication after tarsal tunnel syndrome surgery?

Less than a day: Over the bandage and dressings, the application of a posterior rest splint (the back half of a cast) for immobilization minimizes motion and thus minimizes pain. ...Read more

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Is surgery needed for foot drop from anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome (deep peroneal nerve entrapment) from ant tib tenosynovitis from ultrasound burn?

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

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Can tarsal tunnel recur once it has resolved?

Can tarsal tunnel recur once it has resolved?

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

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What are symptoms of tarsal tunnel syndrome?

See below: Pain, burning, numbness and weakening of the ankle and foot. ...Read more

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Spasticity common with tarsal tunnel syndrome???

Spasticity common with tarsal tunnel syndrome???

To some extent: Compression of the structures in the tarsal tunnel can cause muscular spasm of the medial aspect of the foot. On the other hand, if it is particularly severe, there may be something else going on. ...Read more

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Can tarsal tunnel get better without any treatments?

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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Besides a podiatrist, who else can take care of tarsal tunnel?

Besides a podiatrist, who else can take care of tarsal tunnel?

Orthopedist: An orthopedist who focuses on problems of the foot and ankle is another good option. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes tarsal tunnel syndrome?

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

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What is tarsal tunnel syndrome?

What is tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Entrapment tibial n.: This is entrapment of the tibial nerve in the tarsal tunnel on the inside of the ankle. This nerve entrapment causes pain and sensory loss in the heel and sole of the foot. There is also weakness of the small muscles that control toe movement. ...Read more

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Describe tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Pain, burning: 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

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What is the tarsal tunnel syndrome?

What is the tarsal tunnel syndrome?

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

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How do you treat tarsal tunnel syndrome?

How do you treat tarsal tunnel syndrome?

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

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Do you know any good tarsal tunnel exercise programs?

Do you know any good tarsal tunnel exercise programs?

Tarsal tunnel: As stated, there are none. However, with excess pronation orthotics can help - not completely but at least some relief. See your podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Who do I seek for help if I have tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Who do I seek for help if I have tarsal tunnel syndrome?

A podiatrist: Who specializes in foot and ankle is a good choice, similiarly an orthopod ...Read more

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Is tarsal tunnel syndrome considered a medical disability?

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

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What is the definition or description of: tarsal tunnel syndrome?

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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Please explain what are some symptoms of tarsal tunnel syndrome and how is it treated?

Tarsal tunnel: As stated there is a shooting sensation that goes dismally and / or proximally usually with pain. Decreasing the pressure via orthotics or injections is common. ...Read more

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Can tarsal tunnel be chronic? Can it come back again after it has been gone for a while?

Can tarsal tunnel be chronic? Can it come back again after it has been gone for a while?

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

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Let the tarsal tunnel syndrome go too long. What type of casting will I get?

Below the knee: Casting will consist of it extending to below the knee. Often times surgery is necessary if the nerve is entrapped in scar tissue. ...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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What is tarsal tunnel?

What is tarsal tunnel?

Tarsal tnnl syndrome: This is entrapment of the tibial nerve in the tarsal tunnel on the inside of the ankle. This nerve entrapment causes pain and sensory loss in the heel and sole of the foot. There is also weakness of the small muscles that control toe movement. ...Read more