Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome/Toe problems What is tarsal tunnel syndrome? Tarsal tunnel syndrome is formally known as posterior tibial neuralgia, and is defined as as a condition where the tibial nerve is under pressure inside the tarsal tunnel. This compression causes pain and discomfort along the nerve inside the ankle. Just like carpal tunnel syndrome, this condition revolves around nerves being squeeze and squashed in a tight space. What are the symptoms of tarsal tunnel syndrome? Symptoms can range from pain, to tingling, to all out numbness around the inside of the ankle and under the foot. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may experience symptoms in one part of the foot or all over the impacted area. For some people, symptoms appear out of the blue, while for others they appear during extended bouts of walking, running, or any other type of exercise. How do we treat tarsal tunnel syndrome? We will start off by determining the extent of your symptoms and watching out for compensation patterns to figure out where you are applying pressure. Once we have that under our belts, we will search for the root cause of injury and observe the way you sit and move to see how your body is responding to this condition.