Treatment and Prognosis

Conservative treatment includes the use of local anaesthetics and soluble steroids, which may aid in the reduction of the patient’s pain.

The use of night splints with the foot in plantar flexion and varus may be considered in patients with a valgus foot.

When medical therapies fail, surgical decompression may be required.


Studies demonstrate that approximately 75% of patients who undergo surgical decompression have appreciable pain relief, and 25% obtain little or no relief.