Tibial nerve dysfunction is a loss of movement or sensation in the lower leg, caused by damage to the
Neuropathy - tibial nerve
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Tibial nerve dysfunction is a form of
Dysfunction of a single nerve group, such as the tibial nerve, is called
The usual causes are direct trauma, prolonged pressure on the nerve, and compression of the nerve from nearby body structures. Entrapment involves pressure on the nerve where it passes through a narrow structure.
The damage may include destruction of the
The tibial nerve is commonly injured by fractures or other injury to the back of the knee or the lower leg. It may be affected by systemic diseases causing polyneuropathy (damage to multiple nerves) such as
In some cases, no cause can be identified.