As with so many foot problems, tarsal tunnel syndrome treatment varies widely depending on your particular situation. Simple pain relief remedies like resting the foot, applying ice, and taking the pain relievers we recommend are a starting point.
In more serious cases we may use a splint or cast to keep the joint immobile as it heals. Certain types of shoes may give better support, and we can also prescribe custom orthotics or braces to address issues of foot motion and pressure.
For some situations, we may recommend surgery to relieve pressure on the nerve or remove impinging bone or soft tissues. Dr. Parker is a Dellon-trained nerve surgeon and has been at the forefront of developing new surgical treatment procedures for tarsal tunnel syndrome; while the old methods had around a 50% failure rate, the new surgical treatments (which target multiple areas of compression) have a success rate of around 90%. Post-operative treatments may include items such as physical therapy, E-stem, and therapeutic laser treatment.
As always, we will do a thorough analysis of your condition before recommending any type of treatment, and try conservative measures before resorting to surgery. Let our expert Dr. Robert Parker evaluate your ankle pain and see what is best to be done.
You can reach Parker Foot & Ankle in Houston, TX, by calling (281) 497-2850 or contacting us using our online form. Don’t put up with tarsal tunnel pain. You will appreciate our expertise when you can walk without discomfort once again.