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12 Apr 2006

TARSAL TUNNEL SYNDROME.
After 7 months of struggling with a sprained ankle, neurologist has diagnosed TARSAL TUNNEL SYNDROME.
1) Please can you explain what this is? 2) What causes it? 3) Is an op the only way to fix it? 4) What are some do 's and dont's prior to and after op?
5) can i take something to ease the pain? 6) does it take long to heal after op? 7) Do I wear a cast after op/ need rehab/ crutches etc?
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01 Jan 0001

I replied to an identical question some weeks ago
But 1) A nerve that enters your foot becomes trapped and causes symptoms further in your foot
2) you can try orthotics and cortisone injections they may work and you should exhaust your conservative options before operation
If you have surgery your surgeon will advise do`s and dont`s and all the other questions yes you will be in a cast and use crutches you may need medication to ease the pain, it should heal in 6-8 weeks and you will need rehab
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