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Other than a traumatic insult, what could cause a spontaneous rupture of the anterior tibial tendon?

Other than a traumatic insult, what could cause a spontaneous rupture of the anterior tibial tendon?

Chronic inflammation: The anterior tibial tendon and other tendons can have chronic inflammation due to strain and fatigue (over-use of the tendon). This can cause weakening of the tendon, linear tears within the tendon and eventual rupture due to the weakening. ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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Is there any relationship between anterior tibial tendon rupture and plantar fasciitis?

Is there any relationship between anterior tibial tendon rupture and plantar fasciitis?

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

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When the post tibial tendon is inflammed does it affect the anterior tibialis tendon, are they interconnected? Where and how r both tendons examined?

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

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Can you tell me if a laceration to the tibialis anterior tendon in my foot. Would this foot affect the tibialis anterior?

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

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What is the posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

PT Dysfunction: Posterior tibial tendon in the foot and dysfunction is an extremely painful condition. Sometimes need brace, cast or walking boot with strapping to improve. Surgery is last resort. Try rice method. ...Read more

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What are signs of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

What are signs of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

Medial arch pain: Flattening of the medial arch. Pain and swelling in the area. Possible skin breakdown and pain on ambulation. ...Read more

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What can be done about posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

What can be done about posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

What are the symptoms of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

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

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How long does posterior tibial tendon dysfunction take to heal?

How long does posterior tibial tendon dysfunction take to heal?

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

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Can you recommend posterior tibial tendon dysfunction exersizes?

Orthotics 1st: Custom orthotics are very important here.
Using them, avoiding heavy lifting, squats, military press - all recommended. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about pttd (posterior tibial tendon dysfunction)?

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

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Please help docs! Where does the post tibial tendon attach to on tibia?

Please help docs! Where does the post tibial tendon attach to on tibia?

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

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

PTTD: 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

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

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

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Partial tear in right posterial tibial tendon in January. Had been immobilized, crutches, fine for months. Pain back with less mobility. Surgery?

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

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Could you walk on a torn posterior tibial tendon?

Could you walk on a torn posterior tibial tendon?

Torn tendon: 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

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How to treat a tear in posterior tibial tendon?

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

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Can you tell me about the surgery for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

Several options: The procedure depends on the deformity. It could be as simple as re-aligning the tendon or may require, fusion of joint with tendon re-posiioning
need to speak to a podiatrist about this after an exam. ...Read more

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Is posterior tibial tendonitis the same as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

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

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Is posterior tibial tendonitis the same thing as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

It can be: As the itis can be the dysfunction.
But posterior tendon dysfunction can be more than just inflammation. It could mean anything that causes the tendon to not function optimally. ...Read more

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Is posterior tibial tendonitis the same condition as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

No: Tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon.
Dysfunction is where the tendon does not work in the proper way.

Tendonitis can lead to dysfunction. ...Read more

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What is the difference between posterier tibial tendon dysfunction and tarsal tunnel syndrome?

What is the difference between posterier tibial tendon dysfunction and tarsal tunnel syndrome?

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