It is the compression of the tibial nerve under the ligamentous structure through which it passes in the inner part of the ankle.
Causes of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Traumas (after impact, sprain, etc.),
- Foot deformities
- Obesity, rapid weight gain
- Tenosynovitis, thrombophlebitis, edema
- Ganglion cyst, tumor developing in the tarsal canal
- Excessive strain of connective tissue and muscle hypertrophy in athletes
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Findings
In these patients, there may be pain-burning-numbness on the lower surface of the foot and big toe, and sometimes pain in the heel due to compression of the branch of the nerve leading to the heel.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
- Identifying and removing repetitive trauma and compression
- Anti-inflammatory drugs
- Local anesthetic and steroid injection
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery