In other parts of the country, people might be quick to think about tunnels as being underground features or something trains go through. Here in Dallas, though, you might think about our Dallas Pedestrian Network, which obviously connects various city attractions, offices, and hotels. One cool thing about this system is that it developed organically.
Now, you might think about those tunnels, and someone from other parts might think about trains, but there are also tunnels in your body. Perhaps the most well-known is the carpal tunnel, and this can be attributed to the condition that can develop when a nerve running to the hand through a passageway in the wrist is compressed. Of course, this condition is carpal tunnel syndrome. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is actually quite similar, except it happens in your lower body.
The tarsal tunnel is formed between the medial malleolus—part of your ankle bone, specifically the bump on the inside edge—and a band of ligaments known as the flexor retinaculum, which stretches across the foot. Within this tunnel, there are various nerves, tendons, and arteries. One of those nerves is the tibial nerve, and it is responsible for providing sensation to the bottom of the foot. When the nerve becomes compressed, though, it can lead to burning and tingling sensations, shooting pain, and sometimes even numbness.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome can be caused by flat feet or fallen arches, arthritis, diabetes, enlarged or abnormal structures, and particularly any swelling that compresses the nerve.
If you are experiencing strange physical sensations in your lower limbs, something is wrong. Our doctors, Joel Brook, Arroyo, and McClurkin can determine the nature of the problem and then develop a treatment plan to effectively address the issue. When you have burning, tingling, or painful sensations, or you cannot feel anything due to numbness in the area, the problem might be tarsal tunnel syndrome. Of course, we won’t know until you actually come in and see us!
Don’t put up with foot pain! Instead, schedule an appointment with Dallas Podiatry Works and let us provide the effective treatment you need. Call us at 972.853.7100 for more information or simply request an appointment for either our Plano or Dallas, TX foot doctor offices online today.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.
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