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Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction In Children
Medial arch pain: Flattening of the medial arch.Pain and swelling in the area.Possible skin breakdown and pain on ambulation. ...Read more
Orthotics, brace or :
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
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
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
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
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
Swimming should be: ok but check with your orthopedic.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
What to do if I am only 18, could i possibly have pttd (posterior tibial tendon dysfunction) or maybe a more minor case of it?
See a podiatrist: Yes you could have pttd. See a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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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
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
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
See below: It means that portions of thickened or damage tissue where removed. ...Read more
Depends on : The severity of the tear,Get a more detailed answer ›
Posterior tibial tendon inflamed. Doc said if don't recover in 4 months, can try plasma injection. What does it do? Risks?
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
Inflammation at the posterior tibial tendon. Do i need to wait for inflammation to completely subside before starting rehab exercises?
During a possible tendon tear. Is it possible to walk on a torn posterior tibial tendon without a huge amount of pain or would it be something else?
It is possible not to experience huge pain.
You need to see a doctor for exam to figur out what the problem is. ...Read more
I am healing from a posterior tibial tendon injury but my ankle is acting strange - what's going on?
More info needed: Can you describe what you mean by acting strange. ...Read more
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