Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Entrapment of the distal branches of the posterior TIBIAL NERVE (which divides into the medial plantar, lateral plantar, and calcanial nerves) in the tarsal tunnel, which lies posterior to the internal malleolus and beneath the retinaculum of the flexor muscles of the foot. Symptoms include ankle pain radiating into the foot which tends to be aggravated by walking. Examination may reveal Tinel's sign (radiating pain following nerve percussion) over the tibial nerve at the ankle, weakness and atrophy of the small foot muscles, or loss of sensation in the foot. (From Foot Ankle 1990;11(1):47-52)
Also Known As:
Posterior Tibial Nerve Neuralgia; Tarsal Tunnel Tibial Neuropathy; Syndrome, Tarsal Tunnel; Syndromes, Tarsal Tunnel; Tarsal Tunnel Syndromes; Tunnel Syndrome, Tarsal; Tunnel Syndromes, Tarsal; Entrapment Neuropathy, Tarsal Tunnel; Tarsal Tunnel Entrapment Neuropathy; Tibial Neuropathy, Tarsal Tunnel
Networked: 44 relevant articles (3 outcomes, 4 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Diabetic Neuropathies (Diabetic Neuropathy)
2. Pain (Aches)
3. Infection
4. Piriformis Muscle Syndrome
5. Ganglion Cysts (Ganglion)


1. Dellon, A Lee: 3 articles (10/2009 - 02/2002)
2. Walls, Raymond J: 1 article (03/2015)
3. Ellis, Scott J: 1 article (03/2015)
4. Chan, Jeremy Y: 1 article (03/2015)
5. Mahirogullar─▒, Mahir: 1 article (01/2015)
6. Ormeci, Tugrul: 1 article (01/2015)
7. Aysal, Fikret: 1 article (01/2015)
8. Phisitkul, Phinit: 1 article (12/2014)
9. Rungprai, Chamnanni: 1 article (12/2014)
10. Tennant, Joshua N: 1 article (12/2014)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome:
2. Meralgia parestheticaIBA
3. TenascinIBA
4. SiliconesIBA
5. Lidocaine (Xylocaine)FDA LinkGeneric
6. CosmeticsIBA
7. Anti-Infective Agents (Microbicides)IBA
8. Accessory deep peroneal nerveIBA
9. tebufenozide (Mimic)IBA
10. 3-(2-carboxyindol-3-yl)propionic acidIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Decompression
2. Surgical Decompression
3. Catheters
4. Surgical Instruments (Clip)
5. Osteotomy