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question for Dr Ed regarding porta pedis

Posted by lauriel on 4/02/03 at 14:41 (115181)

Dr Ed, in a previous post you mention making sure orthotics dont pressure the porta pedis. What is this and is there a good web site that shows the anatomy of the foot. I just got new orthotics today and coudnt wear them for 5 minutes let alone the few hours they recommended. ouch!

Re: question for Dr Ed regarding porta pedis

Ed Davis, DPM on 4/03/03 at 17:46 (115345)


The porta pedis is an area at the rear part of the arch where the posterior tibial nerve branches which are running along the inside of the foot make a turn and penetrate the sole of the foot. I will have to look for a web site that may illustrate this. It can be a fairly tight area and if the nerves are constricted at that area, the problem may be termed, 'distal tarsal tunnel syndrome.'