The tarsal tunnel is a tunnel consisting of a thick ligament which protects and maintains a corridor for the posterior tibial nerve.

When the tarsal tunnel becomes inflamed, stretched or impinged, the nerve can no longer move smoothly in the tunnel.  This results in compression, squeezing on the posterior tibial nerve or one of its branches – medial, lateral plantar nerves, resulting in pain.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Can Come From:

  • Overuse of the foot – prolonged standing, walking, exercising or beginning new exercise program.
  • Flat foot.
  • Bone spur
  • Diseases like – diabetes, arthritis.
  • Trauma – like an ankle sprain.

Symptoms of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome:

  • Numbness, tingling, pain including shooting pain in the foot or inner ankle
  • Pain that radiates into medial arch of the foot, inside of the ankle, heel, toes and even the calf.

I approach treating your foot pain to your presentation, which involves:

  • Analyzing your posture – What’s going on with the alignment of your hip, knee and ankle? How is your posture could be causing the tarsal tunnel to be inflamed?
  • Discussing potential lifestyle dynamics impacting the effecting your pain.
  • Understanding how other factors playing into your pain.
  • Muscle testing the muscles for weakness and pain.
  • Targeting effected muscles, releasing motor points, trigger points and relaxing the fascia

Providing exercises to continue treatment success between acupuncture treatments.

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