Multiple structures run through the middle of the ankle
On the inside of the ankle right behind the long shin bone called the Tibia there is a opening that leads many muscles, nerves and arteries from the leg and calf into the foot. This is called the Tarsal tunnel, the tarsal tunnel is a common area to have pain, inflammation and swelling.
The tissues that run through this area include nerves, arteries and veins as well as 3 tendons from muscles that originate in the lower leg. These tendons come from the muscles called Tibiallis Posterior, Flexor Hallucis Longus and Flexor Digitorum Longus. These muscles and tendons can become inflamed when chronically overloaded or acutely injured. When these muscles become inflamed they can also affect the nerve that runs through the tarsal tunnel and this is called tarsal tunnel syndrome.
If there is pain on the inside of your ankle, it could be caused by one of many reasons. The best course of action is to see your health professional, this will ensure that both the cause and the symptoms are treated to get you back on your feet as soon as possible. If you live near one of our clinics in Geelong, Point Cook and Yarraville. Book Online now!