Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome in New Jersey
Are you experiencing pain, tingling and numb spots when you walk around? If you suffer from Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, let Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons based out of Cedar Knolls, NJ help you find relief.
What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS) is a foot condition caused by the compression of the tibial nerve inside the tarsal tunnel, which is located just behind your ankle. If you have experienced carpal tunnel syndrome in your hand, tarsal tunnel syndrome is very similar, except that it occurs in the feet.
Once Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome occurs, it can cause numbness in the feet, a burning or “shocking” sensation, tingling, along with inflammation and/or swelling due to fluid retention.
Benefits of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome can cause a great deal of discomfort and affect your quality of life. However, after your TTS treatment is complete, you can expect benefits such as:
- Reduced pain, swelling, and inflammation.
- Increase sensation in your foot.
- The ability to stand and walk normally.
How is Treatment for Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Performed?
Treatment for tarsal tunnel syndrome typically begins with non-surgical options. Your podiatrist may start with anti-inflammatory medication, local anesthetics or steroid injections to reduce your pain. In some cases, physical therapy may be effective to help manage your condition.
If these options are not effective, you may need additional testing.
- An electromyography may be performed to measure the electrical activity of your muscles.
- A nerve conduction velocity study may be performed.
Based on test results, you may need surgery to correct the problem. The surgeon will make a small incision to release the ligament and reduce the pressure on the tibial nerve. This is an outpatient procedure, so you can go home the same day.
Preparing for Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
The condition responds well to conservative, non-invasive methods. This might include orthopedic over the counter or prescription pain medications, shoe inserts, physiotherapy/tibial nerve mobilization exercises, braces, proper footwear, and more. In more severe instances of TTS, however, your physician may recommend surgery in order to decompress the area.
With this said, what you will need to do to prepare for your TTS treatment depends on your specific diagnosis, which your physician will cover in-depth prior to your treatment.
Recovery from Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
Pain from tarsal tunnel syndrome should improve quickly after surgery. You should expect to wear a splint and keep your weight off your foot for a couple of weeks. Home exercises or physical therapy help stretch the muscles and increase your range of motion.
What Makes Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons Unique
Dr. Mark Solomon serves as the team podiatrist for the New York Jets. Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson offer an unsurpassed ability to diagnose and treat sports-related foot and ankle conditions/injuries. In addition, Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons has been voted the top podiatrist in Morris County.
Motivated in taking on complex challenges, Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson are the surgeons of choice for foot and ankle treatments in Cedar Knolls, NJ, and Northern NJ.
How Much Does Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment Cost?
Advanced Foot & Ankle is an out-of-network provider of services with most insurance companies. This means that if your plan does include an out-of-network provision, your insurance company will review the payment eligibility services covered in your plan. During each office visit, we will collect a fifty-dollar deposit, applied towards the final balance. Additional charges may qualify for reimbursement through your insurance plan.
Some insurance plans include an out-of-network provision. If your insurance plan has this provision, it is likely to cover a portion of the eligible charges. As a courtesy, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will submit your claims on your behalf.
If you do not have medical insurance, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will review the various payment options we offer. We offer CareCredit® financing and accept major credit cards.
Board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and Fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, both Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson represent a new generation of foot and ankle specialists.
We take pride in making your experience as comfortable as possible. Contact us to schedule your initial appointment today!