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Anterior Tibial Tendon
Other than a traumatic insult, what could cause a spontaneous rupture of the anterior tibial tendon?
Yes: The anterior tibial tendon is a major tendon from the leg that supports the midfoot or arch area. If this tendon looses function the foot can flatten and this will increase tension or stress on the plantar fascia or increase the likelihood of plantar fasciitis. In addition to addressing the tendon rupture, foot orthotics can help improve the biomechanics of the foot. ...Read more
Is there an artery between the anterior tibial tendon and the medial ankle? I can feel a rhythmic pulse (in a line) about 3.5" in length w/o touch
What type of pain management treatment can a pain management specialist provide for chronic ankle injury to Anterior Tibialis and Post Tibial tendons.
When the post tibial tendon is inflammed does it affect the anterior tibialis tendon, are they interconnected? Where and how r both tendons examined?
Both supinate: The Tibialis Posterior is a large tendon that has extensive insertions in the plantar medial foot. This tendon lifts the medial arch. The Tibialis Anterior inserts of the top of the foot, decelerating the foot on heel strike and assisting in supination of the foot. As far as I am concerned, all muscles and tendons are interconnected in function. If one is ailing, the others have to work harder ...Read more
Can you tell me if a laceration to the tibialis anterior tendon in my foot. Would this foot affect the tibialis anterior?
Difficult to say: It is difficult to say without an exam but unless you have suffered a major trauma to you leg I think problems with ankle extension would be unlikely. You would need a severe, deep laceration thru all of the anterior compartment musculature to affect function significantly after healing. If you have such a wound you should definitely be seen by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Medial arch pain: Flattening of the medial arch. Pain and swelling in the area. Possible skin breakdown and pain on ambulation. ...Read more
Orthotics, brace or:
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. ...Read more
Pain: Pain, & swelling on the inside aspect of the ankle. Inability to stand on only the involved foot, and stand on your toes. ...Read more
Depends on tx: The method in which your posterior tibial tendon dysfunction was treated determines how long it will take to heal. Also, the severity of the condition is a crucial factor. Non weight bearing, followed by a custom made orthotic can heal in approx 4-6 weeks. Surgical intervention can take longer. ...Read more
Adult flatfoot: Posteiror tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) refers to a pain occurring in the medial ankle that can sometimes radiate to the heel and is the result in inflammation of the PT tendon. There are differing degrees of dysufunction from mild to complete tear. Sometimes it presents as an adult flatfoot. Having the condition examined is important to rule out other conditions. See a podiatrist! ...Read more
Origin vs insertion: Tendons attach muscles to bone. Origin is where muscle starts (pretty obvious, huh?) while insertion is where action is performed. In the case of posterior tibial tendon, it originates high up to back of tibia & inserts in bottom of foot. Check out http://mydoctor. Kaiserpermanente. Org/ncal/facilities/region/santarosa/area_master/departments/Footandankle/footandankle_posterior_tibial_tendon. Jsp ...Read more
You can do anything as long as you have no pain or symptoms
otherwise seek an opinion of a physical rehabilitation specialist to assist you. ...Read more
Swimming should be: Ok but check with your orthopedic.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
What to do if I am only 18, could I possibly have pttd (posterior tibial tendon dysfunction) or maybe a more minor case of it?
See a podiatrist: Yes you could have pttd. See a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Partial tear in right posterial tibial tendon in January. Had been immobilized, crutches, fine for months. Pain back with less mobility. Surgery?
Orthotics/MLS laser: A partial posterior tibial tendon tear often forms a lumpy scar in the area of pain. Other conservative treatments can include the use of custom orthotics to hold the arch up to reduce the strain on that tendon. The MLS laser which is a cold non painful laser treatment program can be helpful too. ...Read more
In short you will be able to walk on a torn posterior tibial tendon. The problem is the support of your arch is gone thus the bones will gradually change position leading to arthritis. If you wait to long this can get very bad and take a long time to heal requiring surgery.
I suggest you see a physician right away if you suspect a torn tendon. ...Read more
Either in a cast or:
With surgical repair, depending on how it occurred, general status, condition of the foot/ankle, other medical conditions, etc.
See a podiatrist/foot ; ankle doc to be evaluated/ treated.
Good luck. ...Read more
What's the question?: You follow your doctors direction.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: It means that portions of thickened or damage tissue where removed. ...Read more
Depends on: The severity of the tear,Get a more detailed answer ›
Very close.: Tendonits is a bit more acute and sharply painful. Dysfunction (pttd) refers more to the overuse/overstrecthing of the tendon for mechanical reasons. A person with pttd can also have tendonitis, whereas a patient with tenodonitis may or may not have pttd. ...Read more
Flat feet: Here is the simple answer....Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction or pttd is a flat foot deformity. It could be rigid or flexible and present with pain at the arch or heel area. Tarsal tunnel syndrome or tts is a compression syndrome (such as carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand) of the posterior tibial nerve. Pttd can cause tts. Therapy can vary significantly. Treatments include orthotics to surg. ...Read more
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