Brain and Nervous System
- Q What is tarsal tunnel syndrome?
Celeste Cooper, RheumatologyTarsal tunnel syndrome results from compression of the posterior tibial or plantar nerves in the tarsal (foot bone) tunnel, which provides passage for the nerves, tendons, and vessels that supply the foot. Symptoms are pain, numbness, and... Full Answer
- Q How does obesity affect thoracic outlet syndrome?
The passageways for the nerves and blood vessels in the area between the neck and the chest, or the thoracic outlet, are already crowded. Therefore, if you are overweight or obese, this can cause even more pressure on the thoracic outlet and lead to... Full Answer