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Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome: Introduction

Tarsal tunnel syndrome: A pinched nerve in the lower ankle area (posterior tibial nerve) which results in foot pain. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Tarsal tunnel syndrome is available below.

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Definitions of 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) - (Source - Diseases Database)

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)

 

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