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What is tarsal tunnel? How is it treated?

It is a compression: Neuropathy of the posterior tibial nerve or one of its branches by the inner ankle. Treatments include orthotics to realign the foot and take reassure off the nerve, sometimes injections, sometimes surgery to decompress the nerve. ...Read more

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

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 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

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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 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

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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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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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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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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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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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