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Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis
What are the best stretches, exercises, and other preventative measures for tibialis posterior tendinitis?
Ankle Dorsiflexion: Ankle dorsiflexion means to move your ankle so your foot moves up towards your knee. This can be done while standing by putting your foot behind you and stretching your heel to the ground. Alternate sides. Go gently at first as you can actually over do stretching. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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 tendinitis may diminish the fun due to pain. Swelling around your ankle will potentially make boot fitting difficult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, and I am suffering from posterior tibialis inflammation . since almost 1 year , I am taking given rapudus 50 ,can I take it all my life ?
Not a great idea: Generally, no. Rapidus (diclofenac) is a potent anti-inflammatory which is very effective for relieving inflammation of tendons/ligaments especially after injury. It's usually prescribed for up to 6 weeks, and while sometimes it is needed long-term, this comes with high risk of developing stomach ulcers or kidney disease. Naproxen or meloxicam are similar but have a little less long-term risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Ssris have been known to worsen spasticity in some cases and cause other muscle problems in others but not spasticity. Spasticity isolated to one muscle would be rare too. Muscle symptoms usually resolve when the medication is stopped. I see many patients with spasticity and they all have a neurological injury/disease. ...Read more
What does "insertional partial-thickness tear of posterior tibialis tendon" mean? Can this heal or does it need surgery?
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