Not Getting Relief From Foot Pain: Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Could Be The Cause!
Senior Registrar/ Research Associate, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS, MCh. Orthopedics
19 years experience
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrom is a painful condition of the foot caused by pressure on the posterior tibial nerve. This nerve passes along a passage called the tarsal tunnel just below the bony bit on the foot.
- Symptoms include pain which is often described as a burning pain radiating into the arch of the foot, heel and the toes. Pins and needles or numbness may be felt in the sole of the foot. Pain may be worse when running or standing for long periods of time and often worse at night. Sometimes it is initially mistaken for plantar fascitis which also causes pain from the inside heel and throughout the arch of the foot.
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