Dr. Peter J. Bregman, DPM
Top Rated Podiatrist in Las Vegas
All you need to know about Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
About Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition, wherein the posterior tibial nerve that passes through the tarsal tunnel, a narrow passage in the ankle near is damaged by the repeated pressure on the foot. Damaged to this nerve, generally occurs due to the compression caused by constant pressure. It also affect the medial and lateral plantar nerves.
Symptoms of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Patients with tarsal tunnel syndrome tend to experience pain, numbness, or tingling. This pain can be felt anywhere along the ankle, or sole of the foot: Symptoms that are specific to this syndrome are as follows:
- Sharp and shooting pain in the ankle
- Experiencing pins and needles being poked in the sole
- Sensing electric shock in the feet while walking
- A burning sensation throughout the ankle region
Generally, symptoms vary from person to person. Some individuals experience symptoms while the syndrome progresses, while some experience these symptoms with the onset of this syndrome. Pain is often aggravated by physical activity. In the long run, people experience pain even while resting or at night. If you’re planning to seek, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome treatment in Las Vegas, there is no better choice than Bregman Foot-Ankle & Nerve Center in Las Vegas.
What is the cause of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Compression on the Tibial Nerve and medial and lateral plantar nerves is caused by the following conditions:
Causes can include:
- Foot shape: Flat feet can cause severe stretch on the tibial nerve
- Deformity: A benign bony callus on the tarsal tunnel can trigger this syndrome
- Varicose Veins: Varicose veins are located in the membrane surrounding the tibial nerve. Pressure by theses veins can cause compression in the tibial nerve.
- Arthritis: Arthritis causes inflammation in the joints, which can also lead to Tarsal Turner Syndrome.
- Tumors or space occupying lesions: Lesions or tumours near the ankle can compress the tibial nerve
- Injury: Foot injuries or traumas like fracture or sprain in the ankle, which causes inflammation and swelling in the ankle region, leading to Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Diabetes: This condition makes the nerve more susceptible to compression
Diagnosis & Treatment
If you think you have all the symptoms associated with Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, then you must visit a peripheral nerve specialist who offers excellence and experience in treatment of this condition, like Dr Bregman who heads the Bregman Foot-Ankle & Nerve Center in Las Vegas. Dr Bregman will provide a thorough evaluation in order to come up with the best treatment options for each individual patient.
If untreated, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome can cause permanent nerve damage. If you are in search of Tunnel Syndrome treatment in Las Vegas get the best Dr. Bregman.
- Anti-Inflammatory Drugs & RICE: These can help to alleviate pain and RICE, which is Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation is an effective form of treatment for reducing inflammation or soreness.
- Steroid Injections: Steroid injections are injected to reduce swelling at the affected area.
- Uses of Braces & Splits: Braces or splits are used to immobilize foot for limiting movement that can compress nerves.
- Custom Orthotics: Orthotics can help if tibial nerve is compressed, because the patient as flat feet but not always.
- Surgery: indicated in many cases, minimally invasive surgery is available in some patients but very few surgeons perform more TTS then Dr Bregman.
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is often misdiagnosed, which can be successfully treated by Bregman Foot-Ankle & Nerve Center in Las Vegas.