What is the tibial nerve?
The Tibial Nerve is one of the two main muscular branches of the Sciatic Nerve . TheTibial nerve is the larger terminal branch with root values of L4, L5, S1, S2, and S3. The Tibial Nerve provides innervation to the muscles of the lower leg and foot.
What is mononeuropathy of the tibia?
The tibia is the larger of 2 long bones in the lower leg. It is sometimes called the shin bone. A problem in function with a single nerve group, such as the tibial nerve, is called mononeuropathy . The usual causes are: Mononeuropathy is damage to a single nerve, which results in loss of movement, sensation, or other function of that nerve.
What tests are used to diagnose tibial nerve dysfunction?
Tests for tibial nerve dysfunction may include: EMG (a recording of electrical activity in muscles) EMG Electromyography (EMG) is a test that checks the health of the muscles and the nerves that control the muscles.
What is a tibial nerve block used for?
Tibial nerve block done for certain operations of the foot. Abnormal pressure at the ball of the foot can irritate the first plantar digital nerve causing Morton’s neuroma / Metatarsalgia. For more details on the assessment and management of conditions mentioned above, see the following pages:
What is the treatment for tibial nerve entrapment?
Treatment is aimed at restoring feeling and strength to the foot and toes. In some cases, no treatment is needed, and people will recover on their own. Severe loss of sensation may lead to toe or foot sores (ulcers) and infections. Surgery to enlarge the tarsal tunnel or transfer the nerve helps reduce pressure on the tibial nerve.
What happens if you lose feeling in your tibial nerve?
Severe loss of sensation may lead to toe or foot sores (ulcers) and infections. Surgery to enlarge the tarsal tunnel or transfer the nerve helps reduce pressure on the tibial nerve. This may help some people. Over-the-counter pain medicines may relieve mild pain.