Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Dallas

tarsal tunnel ankle painInside of the ankle bones and ligaments that stretch across the foot is a narrow canal space referred to as the tarsal tunnel. This canal houses and protects the many nerves, veins, tendons and arteries that control foot movement. When one or more of the nerves are compressed inside of the canal, the condition is known as tarsal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Kennedy Legel has worked with many patients suffering from this type of ankle pain.

Causes for Tarsal Tunnel

If you have experienced shooting pain, numbness, tingling or burning sensations inside your ankle, you may be experiencing tarsal tunnel syndrome. This syndrome can simply be the result pf the development and shape of a person’s foot which can compress the area causing pain. However, there are conditions that cause this syndrome such as:

Treating Tarsal Tunnel

Tarsal tunnel syndrome can be very painful and should be treated as soon as possible. The course of treatment depends on the severity of the condition. A proper examination by Dr. Legel and his team will help determine the best course of action. Our first course is always conservative non-surgical options such as:

If conservative, non-surgical treatments do not alleviate the pain then ankle surgery may be recommended. The most common surgical procedure is tarsal tunnel release in which the nerves are released from the compression. Our team is very proficient in this type of surgery.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule a tarsal tunnel examination and appointment with Dr. Legel, please contact us online or call our Dallas foot and ankle care clinic at (214) 366-4600.