***SVU-CME version (for Sonographers/Technologists)***
- Hendrik Verelst, MD
- Karolien Boeren, MD
First published September 23, 2020
A compression of the posterior tibial nerve at the level of the tarsal tunnel, the so-called tarsal tunnel syndrome, most often arises secondary to scarring and fibrosis, tenosynovitis, or a mass effect of ganglion cysts and nerve sheath tumors. Most patients complain of a burning or stinging sensation in the foot sole, especially on plantar flexion and pronation of the foot. We report a case of tarsal tunnel syndrome, secondary to inflammation and edema of a localized thrombosis of the posterior tibial veins. We did not encounter any previous similar publications, but perhaps this could be an underreported comorbidity of deep venous thrombosis in the posterior tibial vein.