Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?
Yes, there is such a thing as Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. Most people have heard of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in the wrist. Well, this is a very similar condition, but located in the ankle.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a nerve entrapment condition that can be very painful.
Excessive pressure on the "posterior tibial nerve" that passes through the "Tarsal Tunnel" is the source of the pain. Circulation to the tissues in the foot and toes is restricted.
Tingling in your toe and numbness on the sole of your foot is a common symptom. Some people describe a "Pins and Needles" sensation on the bottom of their feet.
Some people suffering from Peripheral Neuropathy have similar symptoms.
What Causes Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?
- An ankle sprain
- A bang or blow to the tarsal tunnel - trauma
- Broken bones - can cause a misalignment of the nerves and tendons
- Scar tissue - buildup can cause pressure
- Repetitive stress injuries to the inside of the ankle
- A cyst - located where it presses on the nerve
- Pronated feet - put added pressure to the inside of the ankle
- Flat feet - fallen arches also adds pressure to the inside of the ankle
Can Prolotex™ FIR Socks help Tarsal Tunnel?
Yes, Far Infrared Socks can help reverse some of the problems that cause Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. Prolotex™ Socks emit far infrared healing rays that increase the blood flow and circulation to the tarsal tunnel area. Increased circulation will reduce pain and inflammation, effectively relieving the pressure on the nerves.
Depending on the severity and cause of the nerve entrapment, some people may get faster results from Prolotex™ FIR Socks than others.
For best results, we recommend wearing Prolotex™ Socks, as often as possible, for at least 3-6 weeks. That way, the natural FIR energy has a chance to activate the cells and tissues that are "snared" up at the tarsal tunnel.
FREE Tips For Treating Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome:
- Check with your doctor to diagnose the ankle pain. Sometimes the symptoms are very similar to other conditions.
- Wear comfortable shoes that are wide enough for your feet. Narrow shoes can put pressure on the nerves in your ankles.
- Wear soft, comfy Far Infrared Socks to help promote circulation and vital blood flow to the Tibial Nerve.
- If you have flat feet, maybe invest in some arch supports to help reduce pressure on ankle tendons, ligaments and nerves.
- Wear a fresh, clean pair of Prolotex™ Far Infrared Socks every day, to help cushion and protect your ankles and feet.