Symptoms of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Although they vary from person to person, most of these symptoms are generally experienced on either the inside of the ankle and/or the bottom of the foot. The most common symptoms noted by those who suffer from Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are:
- Tingling, burning, or prickling sensation (also known as paresthesias), in your foot (often in your arch, toe or heal)
- Vague or sharp pain, near the area where the nerve is squeezed (often in the sole of your foot, near your big toe, or along your nerve); this pain tends to be worse at night
- Numbness, a loss of sensation in the area of skin that is supplied by the nerve
- Atrophied (weakened) muscles in your inner foot (around the ball or arch of your foot) can affect your gait (the way you walk). You may have a tendency to overpronate (your foot rolls in too much), limp or feel uncoordinated as a result of too much pressure being placed on your foot
- A lower foot deformity (like flat feet) can increase tension in the foot and may instigate the symptoms of TTS
If left untreated, you are at risk of suffering from permanent nerve damage.