Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Care in Rowlett
Tarsal tunnel syndrome care is available in Rowlett or Royse City. Our convenient office location serves Rowlett and the surrounding community. Tarsal tunnel is a serious condition and our ankle surgeon with Casteel Foot & Ankle Center is ready to assist in providing the best treatment for you. Our podiatrist and her office staff will strive to make your visit comfortable and efficient.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a condition affecting the canal formed within the ankle. This “tunnel” holds the nerves, tendons, and blood vessels that control foot movement. Inside this canal called the tarsal tunnel, lies the tibial nerve. This nerve is responsible for providing sensation to the bottom of the foot. Tarsal tunnel syndrome occurs when this nerve becomes compressed causing tingling sensations, numbness, shooting pains, or burning sensations.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome can be caused by:
If compression on the nerve occurs from any of these conditions, the tibial nerve becomes entrapped. Numbness may be felt in the big toe with tingling over the heel. Fluid may gather in the tarsal tunnel area, making the condition worse. Please see Rowlett podiatrist for proper care.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
Tarsal tunnel syndrome should be treated as soon as possible to reduce the ankle pain associated with this condition. Our highly trained ankle surgeon will examine and prescribe the best treatment plan to alleviate the condition. Nonsurgical treatments may consist of:
- Arch supports or shoes causing less compression
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Steroid injections
- Limited movement
- Compression hose
If non-surgical approaches are not successful, surgical options are available. Our skilled podiatrist may recommend tarsal tunnel release surgery to decompress the area. The nerves would be released from compression and any other problems may be corrected. The surgery will provide space in the bone to allow clear passage of nerves, tendons and blood vessels through the area.
How Do I Get Help for Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?
If you suffer from tarsal tunnel syndrome conditions, contact us online or call our office in Rowlett at 972-301-7051 or 972-468-0966 in Royse City to schedule an appointment. Our podiatrist will give a comprehensive exam to find the cause and prescribe the treatment to relieve the condition.