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What is Tarsal tunnel syndrome?

What is Tarsal tunnel syndrome?

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome: A pinched nerve in the lower ankle area (posterior tibial nerve) which results in foot pain.
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome: Entrapment of the distal branches of the posterior TIBIAL NERVE (which divides into the medial plantar, lateral plantar, and calcanial nerves) in the tarsal tunnel, which lies posterior to the internal malleolus and beneath the retinaculum of the flexor muscles of the foot. Symptoms include ankle pain radiating into the foot which tends to be aggravated by walking. Examination may reveal Tinel's sign (radiating pain following nerve percussion) over the tibial nerve at the ankle, weakness and atrophy of the small foot muscles, or loss of sensation in the foot. (From Foot Ankle 1990;11(1):47-52)
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Tarsal tunnel syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Tarsal tunnel syndrome, or a subtype of Tarsal tunnel syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Tarsal tunnel syndrome: Introduction

Types of Tarsal tunnel syndrome:

Broader types of Tarsal tunnel syndrome:

How serious is Tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Prognosis of Tarsal tunnel syndrome: good response to treatment
Complications of Tarsal tunnel syndrome: see complications of Tarsal tunnel syndrome

What causes Tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Causes of Tarsal tunnel syndrome: see causes of Tarsal tunnel syndrome

What are the symptoms of Tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Symptoms of Tarsal tunnel syndrome: see symptoms of Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Complications of Tarsal tunnel syndrome: see complications of Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Can anyone else get Tarsal tunnel syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tarsal tunnel syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tarsal tunnel syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tarsal tunnel syndrome: Orthopedic surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tarsal tunnel syndrome.
Treatments for Tarsal tunnel syndrome: see treatments for Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Research for Tarsal tunnel syndrome: see research for Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Name and Aliases of Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Main name of condition: Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Other names or spellings for Tarsal tunnel syndrome:

Jogger foot, posterior tibial nerve neuralgia, TTS, Neuropathy of the posterior tibial nerve and its branches

Neuropathy of the posterior tibial nerve and its branches, Posterior Tibial Nerve Neuralgia
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Tarsal tunnel syndrome: Related Conditions

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