Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?

Don’t ignore this one…
 
There is a nerve in your foot that can get pinched just like carpal tunnel in the hand. The area is on the inside of the ankle and it’s called the Tarsal Tunnel.
 
Pain can occur right in that spot. Pain can also occur in your heel, arch, and the balls of your feet.
 
Tarsal tunnel syndrome can cause pain anywhere on the bottom of the foot. The sensations of nerve pain are often sharpness, burning, and tingling. Some people even notice an aching sensation in their arch from tarsal tunnel syndrome, especially after activity. The symptoms are commonly present even when someone is off their feet.
 
There are several possible causes of a pinched nerve in your foot and ankle.
 
The wrong shoes and even tight socks could be the culprit. Other than making sure your shoes aren’t pressing too tightly against the inside of your ankles and wearing socks that don’t feel tight, there is not much you can do at home for this condition.
 
Careful clinical examination can usually give the diagnosis. If we suspect this condition, we have effective methods to alleviate the pain.
 
Pain on the inside of your ankle, heel, or arch might be from a pinched nerve. The longer a nerve is pinched, the lower the probability that a non-surgical solution will work.
 
We specialize in diagnosing and treating tarsal tunnel syndrome.
 
We welcome the opportunity to serve you should the need arise.
 
To Healthy Feet,
 
Dr. Betschart
203-791-0466

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