Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
A condition that occurs when the tibial nerve is damaged or compressed. The tibial nerve is an ankle nerve. It passes through your tarsal tunnel, a bone and ligament-filled passageway in your ankle.
TTS patients may experience pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in their feet. TTS may develop as a result of overuse of your foot and ankle. If you exercise vigorously or frequently, especially if you have a very flat foot, you are more likely to develop TTS.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES & RISK FACTORS?
Tarsal tunnel syndrome occurs when your tibial nerve is injured. Tibial nerve damage can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Flat feet.
- High arches.
- Injuries, such as an ankle sprain or fracture.
- Irregular growths, such as ganglion cysts, bone spurs or varicose veins.
- Masses such as lipomas or tumors near your tibial nerve.
- Body-wide (systemic) conditions, such as hypothyroidism, diabetes or arthritis.