Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

The tarsal tunnel is a tunnel formed behind the inside of the ankle bone where a nerve, artery and three muscle tendons run and are held in place by sheath called retinaculum.

Tarsal tunnel syndrome occurs when there is pressure on the nerve causing symptoms due to this compression such as numbness, burning and shooting like pains around the area and along the nerve path.

Tests can be performed to assess if the nerve is compressed and treatment will focus on reducing this compression.