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A 46-year-old female asked:

Could i have torn ant tib tendon? ultrasound burn at pt caused ant tib tenosynovitis & chiro perform forced flexion. at rest, footdrop & arch folding.

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Dr. Nancy Kaplan
Podiatry 36 years experience
May be tendon tear: Based on the history you provided you may have sustained a tendon injury. An examination by a foot and ankle specialist is in order with an MRI examination likely to be ordered. The anterior tibial tendon is a major dorsiflexor of the foot. Without it functioning properly you would likely suffer a foot drop. There are other causes of foot drop and these should be ruled out.
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