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A 46-year-old member asked:

What can be done about posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 43 years experience
Orthotics, brace or : Surgery. We always start with a foot orthotic to stabilize the foot. If that's not enough, a lower leg brace is used, and if that's not enough, surgery to re-route and tighten up the posterior tibial tendon is performed as a last resort. It's a frustrating and disabling problem.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Pain: Pain, & swelling on the inside aspect of the ankle. Inability to stand on only the involved foot, and stand on your toes.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are signs of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

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Dr. Steven Frydman
Podiatry 48 years experience
Medial arch pain: Flattening of the medial arch.Pain and swelling in the area.Possible skin breakdown and pain on ambulation.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

What cardio should I be doing if I have posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

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Dr. Audie Rolnick
41 years experience
Many choices: Bike, swimming, weights are all possible. If there is no pain, just weakness or flatfoot can even do elliptical or treadmill. Any exercise that causes pain should be discontinued. May benefit from orthotics.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
See below: The posterior tibial tendon is a tendon that crosses the medial aspect of the foot and ankle; it AIDS in inverting the foot and supporting the longitudinal arch of the foot. In a foot that the Tendon is not functioning correctly, there can be pain, swelling, and the foot will tend to lose its arch and go into an everted position.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how I could fix posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 years experience
See specialist: See Podiatrist or specialist in this type of problem. Depending on severity, amount of time present and patient, treatment can range from immobilazation, inserts/bracing and/or surgery.
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