Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Symptoms: 

Symptoms of tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS) may include:

  • Shooting pain in the foot
  • Numbness
  • Tingling or burning sensation
Tests to diagnose: 

Diagnosis will include:

  • A comprehensive clinical exam
  • Complete medical history
  • Electrical testing (Electromyography(EMG) or nerve conduction study)
  • Imaging tests ( X-ray, Computerized tomography(CT Scan), Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI))
Treatment: 

Treatment begins with anti-inflammatory medications, and possibly an injection of cortisone into the area around the nerve.