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Dr. Mark Scott
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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (Overview)

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.


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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

Dr. Mark Scott
72 Doctors shared insights

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (Overview)

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.


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What are symptoms of tarsal tunnel syndrome?

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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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Wear a wrist brace at night
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Take pain medications as directed
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Use proper posture when performing tasks
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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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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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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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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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I was diagnosed with tarsal tunnel syndrome by a podiatrist and referred to a pain management doc. What can I expect?

I was diagnosed with tarsal tunnel syndrome by a podiatrist and referred to a pain management doc. What can I expect?

Options available: 1. They may use oral medications
2. Series of injections could be added as well
3. They may refer you back to the podiatrist for orthotics and or in extreme cases, it may be necessary to perform a tarsal tunnel release surgical procedure if nothing else works... ...Read more

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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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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your primary care physician or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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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?

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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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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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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What are the symptoms of tarsal tunnel syndromed?

What are the symptoms of tarsal tunnel syndromed?

Numbness: Tingling, burning. And pain are the primary chief complaints often heard. Usually, palpating or touching the tarsal tunnel ellicits these symptoms immediately. ...Read more