Medial Plantar Neuropraxia, or Jogger’s Foot, is chronic compression or entrapment of the medial plantar nerve which causes heel pain.
What is Medial Plantar Neuropraxia?
Medial Plantar Neuropraxia or Entrapment is a chronic compression of the medial plantar nerve. The medial plantar nerve branches from the Posterior Tibia nerve above and behind the ankle, to travel medially to the inside of your foot where it curves under the arch.
It is here that it enters a tunnel The abductor hallucis muscle runs alongside the medial plantar nerve. When there is repetitive impact to the muscle, the muscle can become inflamed. This presses against the nerve and causes compression or entrapment.
What are the causes?
This painful condition is caused by the entrapment of the medial plantar nerve by the abductor hallucis muscle.
- A flattened arch
What are the symptoms of Medial Plantar Neuropraxia?
The symptoms have a gradual onset:
- Aching and tenderness on the inside of the foot and ankle
- Feeling of ‘giving-way’ when running
- Constant pain when loading the foot
What can I do at home?
- Resting the foot and reduce physical activity
- Wearing loose shoes
How to book an appointment?
If you think that you may be suffering from Medial Plantar Neuropraxia, or you’re looking for a ‘physiotherapist near me’, our team at Vitalis Physiotherapy can assess and diagnose the condition. They will then tailor your treatment plan to aid in your pain relief and recovery.
All you need to do is just give us a call on 0410 559 856 and request an initial appointment. Please let our friendly reception staff know the background and severity of your condition.
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