Why is my heel numb?

If you are feeling numbness in your heel, it could be indicative of tarsal tunnel syndrome. There is a small space on the inside of the anklebones in which a main nerve called the posterior tibial nerve is located. This nerve can become compressed or squeezed resulting in pain and numbness in the heel.  This can also be accompanied by tingling, burning and shooting pain.

Tarsal tunnel syndrome can develop from a variety of causes. Flat feet, an enlarged varicose vein, a swollen tendon, an ankle injury or diabetes are a few common circumstances that can cause this condition.

If you have persistent numbness in your heel, Dr. Danciger can find the true source causing it and provide the right treatment to relieve your symptoms. Call our office to make an appointment (760) 568-0108.

Dr. Harvey Danciger
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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle