Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Similar to Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
Occasionally misdiagnosed as Plantar Fasciitis
Pain at night
Tingling, burning sensation in the ankle, heel, arch, toes and even into the calf
Peripheral Neuropathy is a disease of the nerves in your feet. It triggers sensations such as numbness, burning or pins and needles in your feet. It may cause an inability to sense pain. This condition is most common in diabetics, but may also occur spontaineously or with back injuries. Sometimes the pain can be caused from Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome.
Signals are transmitted from your feet to your brain, which are interpreted as sensations. Lack of pain sensation may cause signal interruption or confusing information being sent to the brain. As more of the nerve is damaged and slowly moves upward from the toes, it may be difficult to determine when you have fractured a bone or otherwise injured yourself.
The doctor may check your reflexes and how well you sense pressure, vibration and temperature. It is important to check your feet daily for wounds you may not have noticed. Proper shoes and socks should always be worn outside and indoors.