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Conditions We Treat: Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS) causes numbness, pain or a tingling sensation in the foot. It occurs when a nerve in the ankle is compressed as it passes through a tunnel formed by bones and ligaments.

TTS: Why Choose Johns Hopkins

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  • The experts at Johns Hopkins treat the range of neurological problems from the common to the very rare. More expertise ensures accurate diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan.

  • For treatment of TTS, you will benefit from our multidisciplinary approach, with insights from neurology, neurosurgery and orthopaedics.

  • Our holistic approach addresses the total well-being of the patient. You can rely on our experience, successful surgical outcome record and access to quality hospital care.


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Treatment for TTS

Your doctor may recommend anti-inflammatory medications taken orally, or steroid injections to ease swelling and pressure on the nerve. Braces or splints may also provide relief and prevent the problem from getting worse. If your TTS is severe, or if these treatments do not address your symptoms, your doctor may recommend a surgical procedure such as tarsal tunnel release.

Your Peripheral Nerve Surgery Team


Advanced Practitioners

  • Bronwyn Slobogan, P.A.
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