Billable Medical Code for Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 355.5
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 355.5.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is also known as L posterior tibial neuropathy, left posterior tibial neuropathy, left tarsal tunnel syndrome (disorder), neuropathy (nerve damage) posterior tibial nerve,
posterior tibial neuropathy, R posterior tibial neuropathy, right posterior tibial neuropathy, right tarsal tunnel syndrome (disorder), tarsal tunnel syndrome (ankle condition), tarsal tunnel syndrome (ankle condition) left, tarsal tunnel syndrome (ankle condition) right, tarsal tunnel syndrome L, and tarsal tunnel syndrome R.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Definition and Symptoms
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a painful foot condition where the tibial nerve is compressed as it travels through the tarsal tunnel. This disorder is also known as posterior tibial nueralgia. Some of the common causes are diabetes, a cyst in the tarsal tunnel, arthritis, and overpronation. Symptoms may include burning pain in the arch of the foot, pins and needles feeling in the sole of the foot, and pain in the foot that gets worse when running or standing.