Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition caused by the impingement of the posterior tibial nerve as it runs along the inside of the ankle into the foot. The compression of the nerve can cause burning pain in the foot, pins and needles, and pain radiating in the arch of the foot. At times, it can be mistaken for plantar fasciitis, but the presence of neural symptoms can help distinguish between the two conditions.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome can be caused by a variety of factors, including osteoarthritis, diabetes, overpronation of the foot, the presence of a cyst or ganglion, or a bony coalition. Conservative treatment includes rest, ice therapy, oral anti-inflammatories, as well as physical therapy to strengthen and stretch the muscles and tendons in the affected area.
If conservative measures fail, more advanced diagnostic tests such as X-rays, MRI, and nerve conduction studies may be necessary to evaluate the extent of the condition. In some cases, surgery to decompress the entrapped nerve or remove a cyst or bony spur may be necessary to relieve symptoms and prevent further damage.
At Carrollton Foot Center, Dr. Khavari offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment options for patients suffering from Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. After a thorough evaluation, she may recommend a combination of conservative measures and advanced diagnostic testing to determine the most effective treatment plan for each patient. If surgery is necessary, Dr. Khavari utilizes the latest techniques to provide optimal outcomes with minimal downtime and scarring.
If you are experiencing symptoms of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, it’s important to seek prompt medical attention to prevent further damage and relieve pain. Contact Carrollton Foot Center today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Khavari and get started on your journey to optimal foot health.