When the nerves inside the pathway along the inner leg behind the inside ankle bone are compressed, the result if a very painful condition called tarsal tunnel syndrome. Keep reading to learn more.

Causes & Triggers

  • Benign tumors
  • Bone spurs
  • Diseases that cause swelling, such as arthritis and diabetes
  • Foot deformities, such as flat feet or fallen arches
  • Fractures
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Muscle impingement

Signs & Symptoms

  • Burning
  • Cramping
  • Numbness
  • Pain at ankle and/or over base of foot and heel
  • Shoot pin in the foot
  • Tingling over base of the foot and heel

Tips & Treatments

  • This condition is very similar to carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Seek proper evaluation and treatment from an orthopedic specialist.