A 47-year-old member asked:
Posterior tibial tendonitis in my left foot. my question is, is posterior tibial tendon dysfunction the same condition just different names?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 41 years experience
Different: Tendonitis means pain and inflammation.
Dysfunction means that it is not working properly such as being torn or overstretched.
Tendonitis may lead to dysfunction.
4.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
They are related: Tendinitis is an inflammation that may or may not result from the posterior tendon dysfunction.
The ptd can easily result from the painful tendinitis as well.
4.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 23, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.