Dr ED Tranverse friction massage for Tarsal Tunnel?Posted by John Martello on 6/07/04 at 18:54 (152283)
Can transverse friction massage help manage the pain with tarsal tunnel syndrome or can this aggravate the condition? I saw a guy named John that was cured with this which he had PF.
Thanks John Martello
Re: Dr ED Tranverse friction massage for Tarsal Tunnel?scott r on 6/07/04 at 20:04 (152295)
i think any massage would only aggravate TTS.
Re: Dr ED Tranverse friction massage for Tarsal Tunnel?Pauline on 6/07/04 at 20:17 (152297)
I have to agree with you because with TTS your talking about compression of a nerve. It's aggravated already. I think more friction would cause you to pass out from pain.
Re: Dr ED Tranverse friction massage for Tarsal Tunnel?Ed Davis, DPM on 6/08/04 at 11:06 (152384)
The idea of placing any type of strong pressure to the tarsal tunnel, since it contains a major nerve does not sound like a good idea. I believe that we did have a poster who once mentioned some help -- my assumption is that the practitioner would have to release tissues in proximity to the tunnel while avoiding direct pressure which is a difficult proposition.