Ankle Pain Treatment Cairns Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment Cairns

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome treatment Cairns is provided by the professional team at FNQ Podiatry & Orthotics. What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome? The Tarsal tunnel is a complex pathway made up of multiple arteries, veins, tendons and nerves; it’s located just behind the ankle bone. Due to its high level of contents, it is not uncommon for pathology to occur within the area, the most common being nerve compression, otherwise known as Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS). The symptoms of TTS are very similar to those experienced with Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and generally consist of altered sensation, burning, tingling and intermittent pain. Don’t suffer in silence, FNQ Podiatry & Orthotics can help with effective Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Cairns treatment.

Why Did I get Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome can be caused by many factors and can affect people of all ages and gender. Although approximately 50% of patients with TTS present with no known causes, the most common are;

  • Previous trauma (e.g. ankle sprain)
  • Excessive pronation
  • Poor footwear (unsupportive)
  • Space occupying lesions (e.g. cysts)

How is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome diagnosed?

A thorough clinical examination will most commonly diagnose TTS. Depending on the results of the examination and severity of symptoms, you may be referred for an Ultrasound or MRI to rule out further pathology or determine a cause. Once we have diagnosed TTS we will then prepare a customised Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome treatment Cairns plan, to suit your specific symptoms and biomechanics.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Cairns Treatment Options

There are a range of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Cairns treatment options available. These include but are not limited to the following.

  • Ice
  • Rest
  • Strapping
  • Custom insoles (Cairns orthotics)
  • Footwear advice
  • Cortisone injections

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome - Prognosis

Although TTS is a painful condition, successful results are often achieved with our conservative Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Cairns treatments. In particular, correcting biomechanical risk factors such as excessive pronation often produces successful results, as the amount of nerve compression is reduced. Surgery is rarely recommended as a part of our Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Cairns treatment plans, however decompression of the nerve can be an option for those individuals who do not respond to conservative treatment.


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