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How To Use An Elliptical With Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
Look on the internet for an aircast boot. Specifically you need a curved (rocker) bottom boot.
(i have no affiliation with aircast ). ...Read more
Low impact: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing biking, and/or elliptical. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water actually reduces the stress on your body due to buoyancy. Once you are able to perform body weight activities then look to add light resistance w/ bands/ tubing. ...Read more
I have posterior tibial tendonitis since december 20th. I've been doing pt and run couple times w/ no pain. Can i get back on training for marathon?
Over age 50-never!: The posterior tibial tendon supports the arch of the foot at the medial ankle. Athletes report pain and collapse of the arch with progressive flat footed deformity. Treatment involves immobilization in a boot for severe pain or supportive orthotics. Cortisone injections should be avoided. In athletes over 50, especially overweight females, it does not heal! Return to sports when pain subsides. ...Read more
Possibly: If you tapped your foot/ankle or wore an orthotic or brace. But, if your feeling pain than i would stop training as if the tendon ruptures the result could be disabling. ...Read more
It depends...: The severity of posterior tibial tendonitis will dictate your ability to complete the requirements with basic training. Mild cases can be treated with rehab, an orthotic and/or ankle brace along with anti-inflammatories. More advanced cases need more aggressive treatment and rest from high-impact activity often is requried. Your orthopaedic physician can help determine your ability to participate. ...Read more
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
Yes: After the pt tendonitis heals, you will want to protect the tendon from future damage by supporting your arch and the tendon in a custom molded orthotic. ...Read more
No: But could they be? Yes. When one has posterior tibial tendonitis it may be from bad biomechanics like a hyperpronated foot type. This same foot type can put strain on the tarsal tunnel. Compression of the posterior tibial nerve within the tarsal tunnel can cause numbness of the toes. But, other causes are a possibility as well. ...Read more
Asked to wear insoles because of posterior tibial tendonitis. Start to have 2nd toe pain when i walk. What to do?
2nd toe pain: Because of the pain in your 2nd toe, you may have more pathology than just ptt. You may have a tight heel cord that puts extra pressure on the ball of your feet, this could lead to repetitive trauma. Also, the 2nd toe may be longer than the great toe and may be jamming into the shoe. Lastly, the new insole may be taking too much room in the shoe and jamming your foot/toes. ...Read more
Are there any ankle-derived symptoms that differentiate posterior tibial tendonitis from posterior tibiotalar ligament tear?
Can't stand on toes: With posterior tibial tendinitis (pttd), pain is present when attempting to stand on your toes. This pain is usually felt to be pronounced on the inner side of the arch from the ankle to the midfoot. The ligament is a discrete pain behind the ankle and is present with passive and active motion. Concern is noted when the tendon is torn, in this case, the patient has difficulty maintaining stance. ...Read more
Is wearing the aircast inflatable stirrup ankle brace suitable for posterior tibial tendonitis? How long should this be worn?
Yes: In most cases the aircast brace is appropriate tx for post tib tendonitis. Occasionally a brace that locks the heal itself might be necessary. With the brace, nsaid's, and some rest mild tendonitis should be better in about 3 weeks. Occasionally more aggressive tx is needed with perhaps a cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection or even surgery if the above and pt doesn't help. Good luck! ...Read more
Posterior tibial tendonitis in my left foot. My question is, is posterior tibial tendon dysfunction the same condition just different names?
Would pain under the bony knob of the inside of the left ankle and pain in the bend of the left ankle/foot be from posterior tibial tendonitis?
It could be: tendonitis and you may benefit from some fluid drainage..consult with your orthopedist ...Read more
Posterior tibial tendonitis or achillies? Pain moves from ankle and back of heel, under heel. Can stand on toes with both feet, not just one. Full rom
Can posterior tibial tendonitis cause swelling in the shin as well as the ankle and instep? Orthotic used 3 months, now just wrapped, but swells more
Leg swelling: Swelling to the posterior tibial tendon usually occurs at the medial and lateral ankle at most if you now experiencing swelling at the shin it could be because your leg is doing more work causing the muscles to become irritated or overworked. You may need a professional to further explore the problems in your leg and tendon and possibly immobilize the leg. ...Read more
What are the reasons why a cortisone injection wouldn't work for anterior tibial tendinitis? Podiatrist offered it for condition lasting 1 1/2 yrs.
Tendons receive a: poor blood supply and as such, take a long time to heal. You might want to inquire about a course of physical therapy, a period of immobilization or anti-inflammatory medication or a combination of all these. Another possibility is the diagnosis is incorrect and something else is going on. ...Read more
PTT kinesiology:: Posterior tibial tendinitis could result from an anterior ankle injury when there is excessive demand placed on the tibialis posterior muscle due to anterior ankle laxity. When one part of a joint becomes weak another part becomes overworked to compensate. This is one reason that ankle injuries need thorough evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment by a qualified doctor. ...Read more
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