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Doctor insights on: Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction In Children

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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

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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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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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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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 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 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 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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Posterior tibial tendonitis in my left foot. My question is, is posterior tibial tendon dysfunction the same condition just different names?

They are related: Tendinitis is an inflammation that may or may not result from the posterior tendon dysfunction.

The ptd can easily result from the painful tendinitis as well. ...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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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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Posterior tibial tendon inflamed. Doc said if don't recover in 4 months, can try plasma injection. What does it do? Risks?

Posterior tibial tendon inflamed. Doc said if don't recover in 4 months, can try plasma injection. What does it do? Risks?

PRP: Plasma rich protien is where your own blood is drawn, the plasma is then spun down and injected into the area. It has shown to reduce inflammation and pain. ...Read more

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For a tendon tear. is it ok to walk on a torn posterior tibial tendon without a huge amount of pain or would it be something else?

Tough problem.: Pt tendon is our strong stabilizer of the foot and ankle. Without it, you can't go on your toes and your foot significantly flattens down in the inside arch. The longer you allow it to function that way, the worse your foot will feel, look and function. Many Podiatrists in your area. Go have it checked if you haven't yet. ...Read more

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Inflammation at the posterior tibial tendon. Do i need to wait for inflammation to completely subside before starting rehab exercises?

Inflammation at the posterior tibial tendon. Do i need to wait for inflammation to completely subside before starting rehab exercises?

No: You can start, but make sure you are using custom foot orthotics or you are going to have difficulty fully recovering and not regressing. ...Read more

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Is it ok to still run if I have posterior tibial tendon surgery?

Maybe: That depends on many factors, such as the type and severity of the surgery. The amount of rehab after surgery, the length of time since the surgery. But most of all it must be cleared by your surgeon. A gradual return to any activity would be necessary. ...Read more