Posterior Tibial Neuralgia is pain in the ankles, feet and toes, caused by compression or damage to the nerves leading to the heels and soles of the feet (posterior tibial nerve). Posterior Tibial Neuralgia is also known as Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome.

Posterior Tibial Neuralgia - Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Posterior Tibial Neuralgia – Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Causes of Posterior Tibial Neuralgia

Emphasis or damage to the nerves leading to the heels and soles of the feet (posterior tibial nerve).

Posterior tibial nerve runs along the back of the calf, then pass through the channel near the heel bone and into the soles of the feet.

If the tissue around the nerve is inflamed, they will press on nerves and cause pain.

Symptoms Posterior Tibial Neuralgia

Pain is the main symptom of the disease.

Pain can occur when the person is standing, walking or using a certain type of shoe.

Usually felt around your ankles and spread your toes.

The pain gets worse when patients walk and will be reduced if the patient rest.

Sometimes pain may also occur when the patient is resting.

Diagnosis Of Posterior Tibial Neuralgia

Diagnosis is made by physical examination.

If the affected area tapped, there will be pain, which may radiate to the heels, arches arau toes.

Other tests may be needed to determine the cause of the injury, especially if the patient was about to undergo foot surgery.

Treatment For Posterior Tibial Neuralgia

To reduce pain, can be injected a mixture of corticosteroid and local anesthetic to the affected area.

Wrapping the feet and the installation of equipment in the shoe may help reduce pressure on the nerve.

If both treatments are not successful in reducing pain, then surgery to relieve pressure on the nerve.

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