The Tell-Tale Signs of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
The term tarsal tunnel syndrome is broadly applied to any pain occurring along the passage of the tibial nerve, mainly due to compression. The general and most commonly experienced symptoms due to this condition include pain, a tingling sensation, or burning in the area of the tibial nerve. The symptoms may appear gradually or rapidly. Patients will feel a sudden, sharp shooting pain in the tibial nerve that branches off from the sciatic nerve – so, the pain will be experienced in the lower leg, then proceed to the ankle and the foot. The radiating pain might be bad enough to make a person limp. Others feel numbness or “pins and needles”. Pain may be localized or dispersed. Pain is often exacerbated by activity, but some people experience it while being still as well.