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Tarsal tunnel syndrome-numb toes and feet

Posted by Gail H. on 11/10/03 at 00:18 (136911)

For almost two years, I have had steadily worsening numbness in my toes; it began as a feeling of tightness or swelling in the ball of my right foot even though there was no actual swelling. It now involves both feet from tips of toes to halfway up the foot. In addition, any pressure applied to my toes is painful; even holding them firmly causes pain. I have no arch, heel or ankle pain. My doctor stated that it was tarsal tunnel syndrome, but has offered no treatment plan other than always wearing closed shoes and learning to walk with knees bent slightly. Any suggestions you might have or any guidance you could offer would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

Re: Tarsal tunnel syndrome-numb toes and feet

BrianJ on 11/10/03 at 08:30 (136937)

Gail --

Although I am not a doctor, I would suggest you go to a neurologist and get a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test. It is possible you have peripheral neuropathy rather than TTS.