Tibial nerve dysfunction - Symptom
Neuropathy - posterior tibial nerve; Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Sensation changes in the bottom of the foot and toes
- Burning sensation
- Numbness, tingling, or other abnormal sensations
- Weakness of foot muscles
- Weakness of the toes or ankle
Signs and tests:
An examination of the legs will be done to diagnose tibial nerve dysfunction. The health care provider will also take a medical history.
- Inability to curl the toes, push the foot down, or twist the ankle inward
In severe cases, the foot muscles may become very weak and the foot may be deformed.
Tests for tibial nerve dysfunction may include:
Tests may also include blood tests, x-rays, or scans.
- Reviewed last on: 2/5/2011
- David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by Josh V. Campellone, MD, Division of Neurology, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Harati Y, Bosch EP. Disorders of peripheral nerves. In: Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Jankovic J, eds. Bradley: Neurology in Clinical Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Butterworth-Heinemann Elsevier; 2008:chap 80.
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