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Dr. Robert Mihalich
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Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (Overview)

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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What is the posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

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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Dr. Robert Mihalich
30 doctors shared insights

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (Overview)

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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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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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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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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I have calcangal valgus posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. Could someone describe to me the cause, symptoms and treatment options for it?

By and large, the: Cause of such problems is hereditary. Your body is a "walking machine" built by your parents. The problem is that the machine wasn't built structurally sound. There are imbalances that cause your feet to flatten out or pronate severely. The tendon is fighting a losing battle trying to hold up the arch. Conservative treatment involves orthotics or ankle braces, and sometimes surgery is needed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

Protecting the foot: Treatment depends on the severity of the dysfunction. The pt muscle is the main strap muscle that holds up the arch and tries to control over pronation of the foot. If this is severely damaged, the arch can collapse and lead the serious foot deformities and discomfort. The goal of treatment is to protect the arch from damage. See your foot specialist. Dr l. ...Read more

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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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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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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