Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
Treatment for tarsal tunnel syndrome usually includes rest, cold compresses, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. An ankle splint or cast may be beneficial to immobilize the area. This allows the nerve and surrounding tissue to heal. Other options include shoe inserts, bracing, corticosteroid medication injections, physical therapy, and surgery.
Treatment for tarsal tunnel syndrome may include:
- Rest the foot and ankle.
- Use a walker.
- Use crutches.
- Use a cane.
- Apply an elastic wrap.
- Splint for tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome shoe inserts
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Physical therapy
- Corticosteroid injections for tarsal tunnel syndrome:
- Medication reduces irritation and inflammation of the nerve and tissues that surround it.
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome surgery:
- To relieve pressure on the posterior tibial nerve
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Drugs
Medications used to treat tarsal tunnel syndrome may include:
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat tarsal tunnel syndrome:
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