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Tarsal tunnel syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Posterior Tibial Nerve Neuralgia
  • Neuropathy of the posterior tibial nerve and its branches
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Overview

Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a nerve disorder that is characterized by pain in the ankle, foot, and toes. This condition is caused by compression of the posterior tibial nerve, which runs through a canal near the heel into the sole of the foot. When tissues around this nerve become inflamed, they can press on the nerve and cause the pain associated with tarsal tunnel syndrome.[1]
Last updated: 3/30/2015

References

  1. Whitney KA. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook. December 2012; http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/bone_joint_and_muscle_disorders/foot_problems/tarsal_tunnel_syndrome.html. Accessed 3/30/2015.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Posterior Tibial Nerve Neuralgia
  • Neuropathy of the posterior tibial nerve and its branches
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.