What Are The Causes For Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome? Podiatrist - Brooksville, Spring Hill, Homosassa, Hudson, FL
What Are The Causes For Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome? Podiatrist – Brooksville, Spring Hill, Homosassa, Hudson, FL – Charles Chapel, DPM
Podiatrist Dr. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry discusses causes for Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome.
What is tarsal tunnel syndrome?
The tarsal tunnel is a narrow space located on the inside of the ankle next to the ankle bones. Protected by the tarsal tunnel are many arteries, veins, tendons and nerves, one of which is the posterior tibial nerve- the main focus of tarsal tunnel syndrome.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is caused from a compression on the posterior tibial nerve. Causes include:
• Injury to the ankle, which may produce swelling near the nerve
• Abnormal blood vessels or cysts that occupy space within the tunnel
• Scar tissue that press against the nerve
• Foot deformities, such as flat feet which increase strain on the nerve
• Systematic diseases, such as diabetes or arthritis
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