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By contactus@michaelwynndpm.com
December 28, 2015
Category: Foot Conditions

High school runner Nikki Thiede has returned from a history of injuries to compete in the NCAA Division II Regional. Excellent foot health has not always been the case for Thiede, who in the past has suffered stress fractures and torn ligaments in one of her ankles. The summer before her senior year, Thiede developed tarsal tunnel syndrome in her ankle and had to receive a series of shots. Despite her debilitating concerns, however, Thiede claimed that she never really thought about quitting. “I can’t imagine my life without running,” she stated. “I just knew that the injuries were obstacles I would have to get over.”

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is not an easy condition to endure. If you have pain in your foot or ankle, see Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn can treat your foot and ankle needs.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome, which can also be called tibial nerve dysfunction, is an uncommon condition of misfiring peripheral nerves in the foot. The tibial nerve is the peripheral nerve in the leg responsible for sensation and movement of the foot and calf muscles. In tarsal tunnel syndrome, the tibial nerve is damaged, causing problems with movement and feeling in the foot of the affected leg.

Common Cause of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
-Involves pressure or an injury, direct pressure on the tibial nerve for an extended period of time, sometimes caused by other body structures close by or near the knee.
-Diseases that damage nerves, including diabetes, may cause tarsal tunnel syndrome.
-At times, tarsal tunnel syndrome can appear without an obvious cause in some cases.

The Effects of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
-Different sensations, an afflicted person may experience pain, tingling, burning or other unusual sensations in the foot of the affected leg.
-The foot muscles, toes and ankle become weaker, and curling your toes or flexing your foot can become difficult.
-If condition worsens, infections and ulcers may develop on the foot that is experiencing the syndrome.

A physical exam of the leg can help identify the presence of tarsal tunnel syndrome.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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A Seoul court awarded a man known by the surname “Yoon” a subsidy due to his condition. Yoon contracted a nerve disorder after working on a waste pipe at a Samsung semiconductor plant in 2012. Because he did not wear any protective equipment, Yoon was exposed to hydrofluoric acid.

This hydrofluoric acid caused Yoon’s extremities to stop functioning correctly. Yoon appealed his claim to the Seoul Administrative Court, which acknowledged the fact that hydrofluoric acid often causes nerve damage. As a result, Yoon was awarded due to the physical damage he sustained.

Anyone suffering from nerve complications in the feet know the difficulties involved. For assistance with a nerve disorder in your lower extremities, visit podiatrist Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn can treat your foot and ankle needs.

Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

There are two nerve disorders of the foot and ankle called Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. These conditions affect the hands as well, and are caused by stress and genetics. People who suffer from Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are prone to serious pain and inflammation in the area.

Pain that is associated with Interdigital Neuroma is often from local inflammation in the nerves in the front of the foot. Symptoms include pain, burning, and/or tingling sensations of the toes.

There are several steps a doctor will take to determine if one has Neuroma such as: radiographs, MRIs, and bone scans. Surgery is not required in many instances, and should only be considered when the patient is suffering from persistent pain.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that is less common than Interdigital Neuroma. It only seems to affect patients who have severe ankle pain which begins in the bottom of the foot extending all the way to the calf.  In other instances one may encounter partial numbness and atrophy if the cases are extreme.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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Robert McKechnie, 55, has Stiff Person Syndrome which means his muscles are becoming progressively stiffer. He currently needs crutches to get around and fears he will soon have to use a wheelchairA father and former chef named Robert McKechine has been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome, a rare neurological condition that causes the muscles in the face, arms, and lower legs to gradually freeze up to the point of immobility.

It all started when McKechine developed symptoms reminiscent of the flu in July of 2012. However, subsequent trips to the doctor revealed that he actually had Stiff Person Syndrome, which infects the body through abnormal antibodies. These antibodies then act as catalysts for an autoimmune reaction. “But I’m starting to fall over now,” McKechine said. “I get up and my feet and legs feel numb and I can’t walk.”

Neurological disorders of the foot and ankle can be very complicated. If you have a nerve condition in your lower extremities, take some time to speak to podiatrist Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn can identify the source of your discomfort and provide you with a wide array of treatment options.

Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

There are two nerve disorders of the foot and ankle called Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. These conditions affect the hands as well, and are caused by stress and genetics. People who suffer from Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are prone to serious pain and inflammation in the area.

Pain that is associated with Interdigital Neuroma is often from local inflammation in the nerves in the front of the foot. Symptoms include pain, burning, and/or tingling sensations of the toes.

There are several steps a doctor will take to determine if one has Neuroma such as: radiographs, MRIs, and bone scans. Surgery is not required in many instances, and should only be considered when the patient is suffering from persistent pain.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that is less common than Interdigital Neuroma. It only seems to affect patients who have severe ankle pain which begins in the bottom of the foot extending all the way to the calf.  In other instances one may encounter partial numbness and atrophy if the cases are extreme.

For more information about Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our offices in Kingwood, TX. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet all your needs.

Read more about Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle.



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