Inner Heel/Ankle

Many essential anatomical structure exist near the inner ankle, such as those located on the inner ankle and the heel. See these specific sections for a list of conditions as many of these conditions can radiate pain to the inner heel. Otherwise, the inner heel is dominated by nerves, arteries and veins. These vessels and nerves supply all blood and sensation to the bottom of our foot. This essential region is defined as the tarsal tunnel. Most people are familiar with the condition Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which is an entrapment in the wrist of the nerves that go to our fingers. In this case, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, is an increased pressure over the aforementioned neurovascular bundle which can cause symptoms such as:

tarsal tunnel syndrome

  • Pain and Discomfort to the inner heel
  • Heel Pain
  • Burning
  • Shooting pains
  • Numbness
  • Arch and Toe cramping
  • Pain radiating from inner heel to ankle and leg

Our AENS fellow, Dr. Michael Miller, has extensive experience with the conservative and surgical management of tarsal tunnel syndrome.

Other conditions causing pain to the inner heel include

  • Medial Calcaneal Neuritis
  • Calcaneal Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis