What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome results when the posterior tibial nerve is compressed within the tarsal tunnel. This condition is very similar, in mechanism, to carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist. Both of these conditions result when a nerve is pinched within a confined space. The tarsal tunnel space is formed between bones and overlying fibrous tissue, which leaves it very little room to give when compressed. When the space becomes tight, the tibial nerve is pinched causing pain.

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