What causes tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS) is caused by feet that are flat and feet that are swollen due to diabetes, arthritis, or other diseases. Cysts, bone spurs, varicose veins, and injuries such as sprains are also related to the compression of the tibial nerve, which results in TTS.  The tibial nerve is found within the tarsal tunnel. The tunnel extends between the inner bone of the ankle and a grouping of ligaments known as the flexor retinaculum.

If you are experiencing loss of feeling, a tingly sensation, or sharp pain in your foot, TTS may be the culprit. There are noninvasive treatments available, however, early intervention is key to success. Help is just a phone call away at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists. Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS and Dr. Shine John DPM, FACFAS offer effective treatment for nerve related foot and ankle pain. Call (512) 328-8900 today and find relief. Online appointment requests are also available.

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Dr. Craig H. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS
Founder and Managing Partner of Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists