Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (Posterior Tibial Neuralgia)

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This condition, also called TTS, affects the tibial nerve in the ankle. This nerve is a branch of the sciatic nerve. It passes from the leg down to the foot. Just below the bony bump on the inner side of the ankle, it passes through a small space called the tarsal tunnel. TTS is a compression of the nerve within this tunnel.

What is tarsal tunnel syndrome?

This detailed video describes the condition of tarsal tunnel syndrome, including its causes and risk factors, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the condition. TTS that results from tissue swelling may be treated with options such as anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections and orthotic devices. A procedure called tarsal tunnel decompression can create more room for the nerve within the tarsal tunnel. This can allow it to resume proper function.