Top 20 Doctor insights on: Anterior tibialis tendonitis

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Is it alright to ski if I am overcoming tibialis anterior tendonitis and just sprained my ankle today?

Is it alright to ski if I am overcoming tibialis anterior tendonitis and just sprained my ankle today?

Fine once recovered: I recommend obtaining medical clearance from at least your physical therapist and your treating physician. Ski boots tend to put considerable pressure directly over the area of your foot and ankle that is home to your tibialis anetrior tendon. Skiing is a great sport, but chronic tendonitis may diminish the fun due to pain. Swelling around your ankle will potentially make boot fitting difficult. ...Read more

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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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What is posterior tibialis tendonitis?

What is posterior tibialis tendonitis?

Treatment options: My suggestions to patients w/ tendonitis consist of rice, anti-inflammatories (oral/ topical), strengthening/ stretching. I also may suggest massage or bracing. If the above list does not help then you may want to consider discussing injections (cortisone or prp), oral/ topical prescriptions, or even orthotics with your physician. ...Read more

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What are the best stretches, exercises, and other preventative measures for tibialis posterior tendinitis?

What are the best stretches, exercises, and other preventative measures for tibialis posterior tendinitis?

PREVENTING: First, I congratulate you on using the correct terminology; tibialis posterior, not posterior tibial. Second, do you really want to stretch a tendon whose job it is to maintain the integrity of the arch; a TP tendon that lengthens only 2cm can cause pathology. Third, prevention. There are many causes; the most common may be an intrinsic abnormality within the tendon itself. Age, BMI, steroids also ...Read more

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What to do if I have tibilias anterior tendonitis what should I do?

What to do if I have tibilias anterior tendonitis what should I do?

See below: Try ice and stretching as well as an orthotic to support the foot and take stress off the tibialis anterior.
If no relief, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have compartment syndrome and a herniated tibialis anterior?

Is it possible to have compartment syndrome and a herniated tibialis anterior?

Yes: Yes whatever trauma caused the herniation of the muscle could also cause compartment syndrome. Or herniation of the muscle could cause swelling of the muscle that leads to compartment syndrome. ...Read more

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How rare is anterior tibialis muscle herniation? And how long after surgery to repair should I experience pain?

How rare is anterior tibialis muscle herniation? And how long after surgery to repair should I experience pain?

Rare: Anterior tibialis muscle rupture is rare.
The surgery to repair this will depend on how much separation there is between the two ends of the muscle. The larger the separation the more work and exposure will be required.
I would expect this to cause you pain for 3 weeks with several months of sore recovery. ...Read more

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Insect bite on anterior tibialis muscle, should I be concerned?

Insect bite on anterior tibialis muscle, should I be concerned?

Location matters not: I would get concerned if there are signs of an infection (increasing redness, swelling, pus, fever, or worsening pain). ...Read more

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My son has an asymtomatic anterior tibialis hernia. Is it ok to continue running? He has no pain at the moment. Thank you.

My son has an asymtomatic anterior tibialis hernia. Is it ok to continue running? He has no pain at the moment. Thank you.

Hernia?: If there is no pain, probably ok to keep running. If you're not already doing so, a consultation with a sports medicine doctor is in order. The term hernia usually refers to the abdominal wall, and not the leg. Hope this helps! ...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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My anterior tibialis tendon used to be located more lateral to the foot, now it is >medial. What could have caused this?

My anterior tibialis tendon used to be located more lateral to the foot, now it is >medial. What could have caused this?

Unlikely: The insertion of the anterior tibial tendon is always on the inside of the foot, but there are other tendons close by that could swell and look similar to the anterior tibial tendon on top of the foot. There are 4 tendons on top of the foot and they are all within proximity of each other. ...Read more

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Could frequent / multiple surgeries cause compartment syndrome anterior tibialis? Is it possible to have had this and it not be acute? Any treatments

Could frequent / multiple surgeries cause compartment syndrome anterior tibialis? Is it possible to have had this and it not be acute? Any treatments

Yes, but...: Really need more info. There is something called exercise induced compartment syndrome that is a chronic problem, but if he multiple operations were on the leg, or associated with prolonged periods of low blood pressure or an aortic aneurysm or dissection, it could happen anyway. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What would cause the anterior tibialis to get very tight with minimal exercise (10-15 reps of sitting heel lifts) and remain tight? Other leg fine.

What would cause the anterior tibialis to get very tight with minimal exercise (10-15 reps of sitting heel lifts) and remain tight? Other leg fine.

Sounds strained...: At times it can be strained by wearing shoes without a back as that tendon will work harder to pull the bottom of your heel to the shoe during gait. Your sit-up position may have further aggravated it ...Read more

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After a tibial plateau & 2 surgeries later (8 months out now), I have a tibialis anterior hernia. Can they spread? Lots of pain associated post exerci

After a tibial plateau & 2 surgeries later (8 months out now), I have a tibialis anterior hernia. Can they spread? Lots of pain associated post exerci

Shouldn't spread: A muscle herniation happens when the fibrous covering over it (fascia) is damaged. It probably can't be repaired but it also shouldn't spread. ...Read more

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Tibialis anterior has been feeling weak recently. Reduced range of motion. Ran today. And now it's spasming. No pain so far. Super worried it's MND.

Tibialis anterior has been feeling weak recently. Reduced range of motion. Ran today. And now it's spasming. No pain so far. Super worried it's MND.

Due to the fact: It states on your bio arm weakness etc, I would suggest you see a neurologist for further evaluation, weakness in a 22 year old would not be expected. ...Read more