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2 Sears Dr., Suite 201
Paramus, NJ 07652

201-986-1900

 

By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
December 17, 2014
Category: Foot Care
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Physicaltherapist Steve Miller claims that Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is not an uncommon condition. Miller additionally states that Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome mainly occurs in those with flat feet. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome can also show up in people who regularly engage in intense physical activity unprepared.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome consists of compression in the tibial nerve in the ankle, which creates a shooting pain. To treat the condition, a therapist or physician can perform soft tissue massages or nerve glides. These remedies can help alleviate the pain and pressure placed on the nerve.

Tarsal tunnel syndrome can cause a lot of pain. If you have pain in your foot or ankle, see podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can treat your foot and ankle needs.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome, which can also be called tibial nerve dysfunction, is an uncommon condition of misfiring peripheral nerves in the foot. The tibial nerve is the peripheral nerve in the leg responsible for sensation and movement of the foot and calf muscles. In tarsal tunnel syndrome, the tibial nerve is damaged, causing problems with movement and feeling in the foot of the affected leg.

Common Cause of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

-Involves pressure or an injury, direct pressure on the tibial nerve for an extended period of time, sometimes caused by other body structures close by or near the knee.
-Diseases that damage nerves, including diabetes, may cause tarsal tunnel syndrome.
-At times, tarsal tunnel syndrome can appear without an obvious cause in some cases.

The Effects of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

-Different sensations, an afflicted person may experience pain, tingling, burning or other unusual sensations in the foot of the affected leg.
-The foot muscles, toes and ankle become weaker, and curling your toes or flexing your foot can become difficult.
-If condition worsens, infections and ulcers may develop on the foot that is experiencing the syndrome.

A physical exam of the leg can help identify the presence of tarsal tunnel syndrome.

For more information about Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, follow the link below.

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Foot & Ankle Medical & Surgical Care
                                                 
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Paramus, NJ 07652
201-986-1900
 
 
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