Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a compression, or squeezing, on the posterior tibial nerve that produces symptoms along the path of the nerve running from the inside of the ankle into the foot.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, which occurs in the wrist. Both disorders are brought on from the compression of a nerve in a confined space.
The symptoms of tarsal tunnel syndrome may include:
- Tingling or burning
- Pain, including shooting pain
Symptoms are typically felt on the inside of the ankle and/or on the bottom of the foot. In some patients, a symptom may occur in just one spot. In other cases, symptoms may extend to the heel, arch, toes, and even the calf.
Sometimes the symptoms can appear suddenly. Often, they are brought on or aggravated by overuse of the foot, such as in prolonged standing, walking, or exercising.
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