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TTS caused by taping? DPM DAVIS OR Z OR WANDER

Posted by David Digiacomo on 4/26/04 at 16:06 (149581)

Dear Doctor,

I had previosly taped my foot for pf for a month straight back in 9/03. I taped it 8 hours a day to provide support when i walked my mail route. The taping was sports tape from a pharmacy and it did go around the inside ankle and 7 months later i have pain still in that area which is even present at rest. My NCV test showed minimal slight nerve irritation. Can taping cause Tarsal tunnel syndrome? I did not think the tape was too constricting and have you ever seen this in your years in practicing podiarty? Also i have been told it is a combinatoin of tenosynovitis/tendonitis TIBIAL NEURITIS. cAN THIS LAST last 7 months? I


Re: TTS caused by taping? DPM DAVIS OR Z OR WANDER

Dr. Z on 4/26/04 at 18:21 (149589)


I have never seen this before but that doesn't mean it isn't possible. Taping the foot in an inverted position can cause TTS problems. This would simulate an inversion sprain which can cause TTS pain/problems.