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How To Identify and Address Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

How To Identify and Address Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is described as numbness, tingling, and weakness on the medial ankle (inside part) and is similar in effect to what Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is in the wrist.  We have a piece of tissue, called a retinaculum, which is like a thin ligament, that holds certain structures and vessels in place. The retinaculum in the medial ankle is called the flexor retinaculum. When there is pressure or tension in the area and a particular nerve is compressed (in this case the tibial nerve), this creates the ‘syndrome.’  Regarding the wrist, the median nerve is compressed in the Carpal tunnel, causing tingling, numbness, and weakness.  In the medial side of the ankle, the tibial nerve is compressed in the Tarsal tunnel, causing tingling, numbness, and weakness in the medial foot/ankle and toes.

The Tarsal tunnel has more structures that course through the region and any/all of them can be affected by injury, repetitive use injury, or compression. Continue Reading →

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Femoroacetabular Impingement and What Is Done About It

Femoroacetabular Impingement and What Is Done About It

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), or hip impingement syndrome, is a painful hip condition that limit a person’s activities and can inhibit an athlete’s ability to perform.  Many times people can function just fine with an FAI, depending on their activity, but many times it’s necessary to get surgery to correct the problem.  After surgery though, proper rehabilitation is necessary so as to reduce scar tissue buildup in the hip joint region.  There are 3 types of FAI and each one can cause significant problems. Continue Reading →

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Slouching Population Part 1 of 3: Good Posture Goes Beyond Just Looks!

Slouching Population Part 1 of 3: Good Posture Goes Beyond Just Looks!

Over the weekend, I met some new friends, and the topic turned to posture very quickly once they found out that I was a chiropractor, and when I found out that they were IT specialists. They began to make fun of themselves about the ridiculous positions in which they sit while working at the computer. Until that moment, I had just visualized poor posture as sitting with the head forward, rounded shoulders, and hunched upper back. After speaking with this group, a new picture popped into my head regarding bad posture. One demonstrated leaning so far back in his chair with his leg propped up on a waste basket he may has well have been lying down. Another was slanting to the side and turning in a way that only a contortionist could have achieved. How you position yourself with your posture, comfortable or not, you may be taking years off your life….or just making those years a bit more painful. Continue Reading →