Nerves are very sensitive by design, as they often need to pick up on minute details and stimuli. But this sensitivity can cause significant problems if a nerve becomes compressed, trapped, or otherwise stressed.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is one such cause of nerve pain in the feet and lower legs, and the doctors at Lakes Foot and Ankle Associates can help you find the relief you need.
Treating Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Prompt diagnosis and treatment of tarsal tunnel syndrome (and many other nerve-related conditions) will always be better than trying to ignore the problem. The longer you wait, the greater the risk of nerve damage becoming more severe and leading to even worse symptoms.
A proper course of treatment will always start with a full evaluation to determine the source of the problem and any underlying factors. We may ask you questions regarding your activities, how much time you spend on your feet, and what kinds of shoes you wear as part of our examination.
If tarsal tunnel syndrome is confirmed, we may first pursue conservative forms of treatment. These may include:
- Rest (keeping excess weight off the affected area)
- Cold therapy
- Multilwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy to promote pain relief and recovery
- The use of custom orthotics or braces to redistribute excess weight away from the area
- Stretching and physical therapy
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Steroid injections
Conservative treatments tend to be effective in relieving symptoms. However, cases that are more severe or persistent may require advanced treatment or a surgical procedure, such as a tarsal tunnel release.
Find Relief from Tarsal Tunnel Pain
Do not let tarsal tunnel syndrome and any other causes of nerve pain hinder your enjoyment of daily life. There are tools and treatments that can help you find relief, and we can guide you on a path to optimal results.
Schedule an appointment at our Commerce Township office by calling (248) 360-3888 or by filling out our online contact form.