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Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Neuropathy of the posterior tibial nerve and its branches
  • Posterior Tibial Nerve Neuralgia
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What symptoms are commonly seen in tarsal tunnel syndrome?

The symptoms of tarsal tunnel syndrome can vary from person to person. The most common symptom of tarsal tunnel syndrome is foot and ankle pain. Individuals may also experience a burning or tingling sensation and numbness.[1] These symptoms may occur when a person stands, walks, or wears a particular type of shoe.[2] Pain usually worsens during walking and is relieved by rest.[2]
Last updated: 7/15/2013

  1. Tarsal tunnel syndrome. American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Web site. February 1, 2004; Accessed 2/26/2008.
  2. Tarsal tunnel syndrome. The Merck Manuals: Online Medical Library. February 2003; Accessed 2/26/2008.