Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Posterior Tibial Nerve Neuralgia
- Neuropathy of the posterior tibial nerve and its branches
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. These symptoms may occur when a person stands, walks, or wears a particular type of shoe. Pain usually worsens during walking and is relieved by rest.
Last updated: 7/15/2013
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