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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Brian H. Cohen
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Abstract

Tarsal tunnel syndrome symptoms include dysthesias and pain in the plantar aspect of the foot, toes, or medial distal calf. Most commonly, this is caused by a space-occupying lesion, for example, a ganglion, and therefore an MRI may be appropriate. Conservative treatment should be tried for 6–12 weeks before operative intervention. Results of operative treatment are better when a definitive cause can be confirmed by prior test.

Keywords

Nerve entrapment Tarsal tunnel Compression test Compressive neuropathy Dysthesias 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian H. Cohen
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryWarren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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