Clinical diagnosis is key with positive a Tinel's sign, or shooting pain when the nerve is tapped with the finger of a practitioner about the medial (inside) of the ankle. EMG and Nerve conduction studies can be done but they are very inaccurate for early stages of this condition. These neurological tests will only pick this compression neuropathy up when the disease has progressed to involve some muscle wasting. Clinical suspicion and evaluation is the key to a diagnosis.
NeurX can help to control the symptoms. If the symptoms persists you should consult with your Podiatrist. At the Family Foot and Leg Center, we have a center for peripheral neuropathy excellence. Surgery is often very successful if done early before nerve degeneration / damage.
|Incision placement for Tarsal Tunnel Surgery|
|Initial incision into the tarsal tunnel, notice the bulging vein and nerve. |
Compression caused by deep fascia that holds your tendons and muscles in place.
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