Tarsal tunnel syndrome defines symptoms secondary to compressed nerves in the sole of the foot
, behind the medial malleolus. This syndrome causes pain in the sole of the foot, as well as paresthesias, such as a pins and needles sensation or numbness. The compression can be due to a cyst, a malunion
of the bone following a fracture, or a swollen ligament following a sprain
. Wearing orthopedic
shoes can be effective in reducing the pain, along with analgesic drugs.
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Latest update on November 12, 2013 at 05:56 AM by Jeff.