Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, also known as tibial nerve dysfunction, can put a literal cramp in your lifestyle. This condition of the foot, not to be confused with carpal tunnel of the wrist, can cause foot pain and can affect anyone of all ages and lifestyles. The tarsal tunnel is located on the outside of the ankle and is the source of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome pain. Just as nerves running through the carpal tunnel of the wrist lead to wrist and arm pain, nerve issues of the tarsal tunnel in the foot can cause chronic foot and ankle pain that is both annoying and frustrating. It can make it hard to work, do physical activity, or simply perform the daily activities and hobbies you enjoy. But it doesn’t have to be this way forever. If you suffer from this condition, you can find relief through regular chiropractic care from a Charlotte chiropractor.
Common Symptoms of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
This condition is commonly associated with pain in the heel or bottom of the foot. It can also cause a numbness or tingling sensation in the foot. Pain can vary from the top of the ankle to the first three toes as well. Some may also experience a sharp shooting pain sensation. Because of its similarities to plantar fasciitis, it can easily be confused with this condition.
What Causes Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome can be caused by numerous issues. Cysts or benign tumors can be one cause of this type of foot pain, but more common causes of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome include flat footedness, overuse because of high activity levels, bone spurs, or restrictive joints. But interestingly enough, those who suffer from this syndrome have also been found to have spinal misalignments of some sort. Whatever the cause, one thing is for certain: this painful condition isn’t something you have to simply accept. Decrease pain and improve mobility through chiropractic care from Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor.
Chiropractic Care Improves Mobility and Decreases Pain
It may seem odd to think the spine could somehow impact the foot. But because it houses the spinal cord, part of the central nervous system, the spine plays an important role in the overall health of the body. Spinal misalignments can lead to nerve dysfunction that can lead to chronic pain. Chiropractic care from Dr. Grant of Greater Life Chiropractic can remove this interference and restore nerve function through gentle spinal adjustments that focus on restoring proper alignment to the spine. When the spine is in proper alignment, the joints of the body can function optimally as well, increasing mobility and decreasing overall pain, including pain of the foot associated with Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. Chiropractic care is a great option not only for the musculoskeletal system, but also for whole body health.
If Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome has limited your mobility, get back to doing what you love without foot pain with regular chiropractic visits to Dr. Grant of Greater Life Chiropractic. Call today to schedule your consultation.
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