Posterior Tibial Nerve Entrapment and Compression can lead to a painful nerve condition known as peripheral mononeuropathy; also known as neuralgia. This is temporary damage to the nerve could potential become permanent if left untreated. The posterior tibial nerve can become entrapped or compressed in a variety of different areas. The common spots are all around the inside of the heel and ankle. But the pain can radiating into the foot and up the leg.
Do a quick test by pressing with your thumb between your inside ankle and the heel. If the pain radiates this is almost definitely what you have. But if it does not, it still does not rule out Posterior Tibial Nerve Entrapment and Compression.
Nerve pain is distinguished from muscle, tendon and bone pain by the type of pain it causes. Non-nerve pain usually produces more of a throbbing and aching soreness, while nerve pain causes numbness burning and tingling. Other symptoms of posterior tibial nerve compression and entrapment include:
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