Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

What to Know about Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS) is a condition that occurs when you have an injured or compressed tibial nerve. Your ankle’s tibial nerve is a nerve. It passes through your tarsal tunnel, a bone and ligament-lined passageway in your ankle.

TTS patients may experience discomfort, tingling, numbness, or weakness in their feet. Your foot and ankle may become overused and produce TTS. If you exercise frequently or vigorously, especially if your feet are very flat, you are more prone to get TTS.

The exact number of people who suffer from tarsal tunnel syndrome is unknown to experts. Many TTS sufferers never receive a formal diagnosis. All ages of persons are susceptible to TTS.