Tarsal tunnel syndrome, which involves nerve pain in the ankle, is initially treated by a period of rest and ice on the inside of the ankle—underneath the bone where the affected nerve passes through. We may recommend that you try oral anti-inflammatory medications. Immobilization of the area by wearing a cast is sometimes required to give the area time to heal.
We may prescribe more advanced treatments like physical therapy, orthotics, and a change of shoes to help reduce your symptoms and prevent the nerve from being aggravated. Surgery is another option to treat progressive stages of tarsal tunnel syndrome. Depending on the stage of your condition, we will discuss surgical options with you that will benefit the health of your foot the most.
If you are suffering from pain in the foot attributed to tarsal tunnel syndrome, allow Harvey R. Danciger, DPM to treat your problem early for best results. Make an appointment with our Palm Desert office at (760) 568- 0108.