What is tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Updated: Oct 15, 2019
  • Author: Minoo Hadjari Hollis, MD; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Entrapment of the posterior tibial nerve or one of its branches gives rise to tarsal tunnel syndrome, which is the most common entrapment neuropathy in the foot and ankle area. This entrapment typically occurs within or distal to the tarsal canal, resulting in pain or sensory disturbance on the plantar aspect of the foot. Patients typically present with intractable heel pain.


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