What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?
It occurs when the posterior tibial nerve, which runs along the inside of the ankle and foot, becomes compressed and damaged, causing inflammation.
Can physiotherapy help people with tarsal tunnel syndrome?
Yes. Many patients with tarsal tunnel syndrome start to feel better within a couple of weeks of physiotherapy treatment.
What are the causes of tarsal tunnel syndrome?
Compression of the tibial nerve caused by other conditions
Severely flat feet
Benign bony growths in the tarsal tunnel
Varicose veinsin the membrane surrounding the tibial nerve
Lesions and masses like tumours or lipomas near the tibial nerve
Injuries or trauma, like an ankle sprain or fracture
Overuse of the muscles and tendons
What are the symptoms of tarsal tunnel syndrome?
Tingling or pins and needles along the inner aspect of the ankle and foot
Pain with extended periods of walking or standing
Pain is sharp, shooting and electric shock-like
Burning sensation at night
Weakness in the muscles that bend the toes
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