Have you been dealing with some nagging pain on the inside of your ankle or the bottom of your foot? One possible explanation is tarsal tunnel syndrome. To find out for sure, you should see the board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors at Premier Bone & Joint Centers. With expertly trained foot specialists, we’re the go-to source for tarsal tunnel syndrome treatment in Gillette, Wyoming.
What Is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?
There is a narrow space on the inside of the ankle next to the ankle bones called the tarsal tunnel; inside it is the posterior tibial nerve. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a compression of the posterior tibial nerve, which can produce symptoms such as:
- Tingling or burning
- Pain, including shooting pain
For some people, the symptoms are isolated and occur in one spot of the ankle or foot, while others may have symptoms that extend to the heel, arch, toes, and even the calf. If you’re experiencing any sort of pain or discomfort, it’s important to see the physicians at Premier Bone & Joint Centers.
We’ve Got the Knowledge & Resources
Our experienced team of foot doctors can evaluate your symptoms, examine your ankle, and perform any necessary tests such as X-rays or MRIs to accurately diagnose your condition. A combination of conservative treatment options, including rest, pain medication, and physical therapy, can usually treat tarsal tunnel syndrome. In less common instances, or if these treatment options don’t provide the necessary relief, surgery may be recommended. If it comes to this, you can rest assured that you’ll be in the best hands as many of our surgeons belong to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Trust Premier Bone & Joint Centers to treat your tarsal tunnel syndrome. Schedule an appointment at our Gillette, WY, satellite clinic.