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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Has it ever been proven Work!!!

Posted by Missy From Ohio on 8/10/01 at hrmin (056208)

I am from OH. I have been dignosed with Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
(TTS). I was wondering if any one else out there has it and if it
was proven as work related? It is like carpal tunnel, but it is
located in the inside ankle of the feet. It is also caused by
repetitive motion. It also done like carpal tunnel with surgical
decompression of the tendon. I am a factory worker. I have used
foot pedaled machines for 7 years. I have had surgery on my left
foot. I still have problems with it. I had a cases hearing on my
claim. Of course it was denied. For lack of evidence. They stated
that my doctor did not mention anything in my file of using foot
pedal machines and no mentioning of cause. I did look at my
records and did see mentioning of repetitve motion of my job. A
lawyer informed me I needed my doctor to state more specificially
about my causes. My doctors tries to tell me that there is not
enough research on TTS to justify that me using foot pedaled
machines caused my problem. Is there anyone out there who
could help me?
PLZ Email Me If You Can Help, or know someone who has a
similar situation!
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Thanks,
Missy
mlp@netpluscom.com

Re: Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Has it ever been proven Work!!!

Ed Davis, DPM on 8/10/01 at hrmin (056245)

Missy:

I really, really would like to help but your podiatrist is right about the lack of research in this area. Carpal tunnel syndrome is widely recognized as a repetitive motion disorder. I have absolutely no reason to doubt that a number of tarsal tunnel cases are too.

Tell me more about the machinery you had operated. Pedals--how hard to press, how often...

I have performed independent medical exams for industrial cases where I have asserted this relationship. I would stand behind and testify for my patient provided I felt, that by the description of the repetitive task,
a resonable relationship to TTS existed. I would do so despite the lack of research by explaining the mechanism of injury in detail.
Ed

Re: Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Has it ever been proven Work!!!

Ed Davis, DPM on 8/10/01 at hrmin (056245)

Missy:

I really, really would like to help but your podiatrist is right about the lack of research in this area. Carpal tunnel syndrome is widely recognized as a repetitive motion disorder. I have absolutely no reason to doubt that a number of tarsal tunnel cases are too.

Tell me more about the machinery you had operated. Pedals--how hard to press, how often...

I have performed independent medical exams for industrial cases where I have asserted this relationship. I would stand behind and testify for my patient provided I felt, that by the description of the repetitive task,
a resonable relationship to TTS existed. I would do so despite the lack of research by explaining the mechanism of injury in detail.
Ed