Causes of Inner Ankle Pain
Read More >
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition that affects the inner ankle. Walking on uneven surfaces or when turning the foot inwards is often painful as it compresses the Posterior Tibial Nerve. Physical Therapy is one of the best forms of treatment for Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. Exercises to provide stability and strength to the ankle are effective methods of pain relief and addressing the root cause of the issue.
This article will outline the best Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome exercises we recommend to our patients.
Stretches are effective at opening the space around the ankle joint by increasing the mobility of the surrounding tissues. If you have any pain doing these stretches, try to lift the arch of your foot. If that does not alleviate the pain, stop the exercise.
Strengthening Exercises can reduce the rate of fatigue in the ankle muscles by increasing exercise capacity for exercise. This is important as muscles work to stabilise the ankle joint and when they don’t function optimally, it can irritate the Posterior Tibial nerve.