Re: Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel can be caused by different things. Some include scar tissue, edema, tendonitis, soft tissue masses, pronation, swelling of the veins in the tarsal canal. Diseases can also cause this- diabetes, hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis are some possibilities.

Without examining your foot and taking a complete history, I really can't tell you much more.

By the way- your PCP is to be commended for even considering this often misdiagnosed condition.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on June 30, 2004 at 22:02:15:

In Reply to: Tarsal tunnel syndrome posted by Dolores on June 29, 2004 at 23:00:52:

Gently supports the ankle by providing controlled compression throughout the joint, while relieving pressure over the malleoli.

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