Your Symptoms Are:

  • Pain or numbness or tigling on the top of the foot.
  • Sometimes the top of your foot hurts, or feels cold.
  • The symptoms may be worse at night.

If the problem is on both feet, you may also have a peripheral neuropathy.    Painless testing with the Pressure-Specified Sensory Device™ can  detect if there is a superimposed peripheral neuropathy.

 

When Should Surgery Be Performed?

Nerves an become permanently damaged if they are compressed too long.  Painless testing with the Pressure-Specified Sensory Device™ can predict if your nerves will recover and get sufficient pain relief.  Any of the following are general considerations on when to proceed with a tarsal tunnel release:

  • When there is significant pain.
  • When your foot or feet disturb your sleep every night.
  •  When neurosensory testing with the Pressure-Specified Sensory Device™ show that nerves to your big toe or heel are degenerating, but not beyond the capacity to re-generate.

 

What is the Nerve Decompression Surgery (a.k.a. Neurolysis)?

  • The surgery takes about forty five minutes for a decompression.
  • The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure.
  • Sedation and local anesthesia are  used.
  • The structures that compress the Deep Peroneal Nerve  are released.
  • You can walk immediately after the surgery.