What are the signs and symptoms of posterior tibial nerve entrapment?


  • Sensation changes in the bottom of the foot and toes, including burning sensation, numbness, tingling, or other abnormal sensation.
  • Pain in the bottom of the foot and toes.
  • Weakness of foot muscles.
  • Weakness of the toes or ankle.

How do you fix a tibial nerve entrapment?

The most common treatments include icing treatments, physical therapy, orthotic devices, anti-inflammatory medication, and rest. In some cases when the nerve is compressed, the patient may need to undergo surgery to release the nerve and alleviate symptoms.

What is posterior tibial nerve entrapment?

The posterior tibial nerve is a portion of the sciatic nerve that runs down the posterior leg into the foot. It can be entrapped at two major sites: behind the knee at the proximal edge of the soleus muscle and at the ankle in the tarsal tunnel.

What nerve Innervates tibialis posterior?

The tibial nerve
The tibial nerve provides innervation to the muscles of the lower leg and foot. Specifically: triceps surae (the two headed gastocnemius and soleus), plantaris, Popliteus, tibialis posterior, flexor digitorum longus and flexor hallucis longus. It also has articular and cutaneous branches.

What are the symptoms of a damaged tibial nerve?

Tibial nerve dysfunction occurs when there is damage to the tibial nerve. Symptoms can include numbness, pain, tingling, and weakness of the knee or foot. The tibial nerve is commonly injured by fractures or other injury to the back of the knee or the lower leg.

How do you check posterior tibial nerve?

Posterior Tibial Nerve

  1. The recording electrode is routinely placed over the abductor hallucis muscle, located one fingerbreadth behind and below the navicular bone.
  2. Stimulate the nerve distally posterior to the medial malleolus at the ankle.

What is tibial neuropathy?

Tibial nerve dysfunction is an unusual form of peripheral neuropathy . It occurs when there is damage to the tibial nerve. This nerve is one of the lower branches of the sciatic nerve of the leg. It supplies movement and sensation to the calf and foot muscles.

How do you test for tibial nerve damage?

Tests for tibial nerve dysfunction may include:

  1. EMG (a recording of electrical activity in muscles) EMG.
  2. Nerve biopsy. Nerve biopsy.
  3. Nerve conduction tests (recording of electrical activity along the nerve) Nerve conduction tests.