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A foot condition where a nerve (tibial nerve) becomes trapped between structures in the heel of the foot (tarsal tunnel). The compression of the nerve causes numbness, pain, numbness, burning and tingling in the heel and bottom of the foot. The condition is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome of the hand except that it occurs in the foot and is much rarer. The tibial nerve can become trapped as a result of injury, arthritis, obesity, ankle dislocation, stretch injury and tumors which press against the nerve. ...more »
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