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What are the best stretches, exercises, and other preventative measures for tibialis posterior tendinitis?

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

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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What is posterior tibialis tendonitis?

What is posterior tibialis tendonitis?

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

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Is it alright to ski if I am overcoming tibialis anterior tendonitis and just sprained my ankle today?

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 more

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How can the tibialis posterior be damaged in a subtalar lateral subluxation?

How can the tibialis posterior be damaged in a subtalar lateral subluxation?

Post tibialis: In order for the post tibialis to be injured there was an over pronation or eccentric loading of the tendon if an acute injury. Can also occur through attrition if chronically stress in the same fashion. ...Read more

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How do you treat posterior tibial tendinitis?

How do you treat posterior tibial tendinitis?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation and then support and anti-inflamatory medication. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever heard of tibialis posterior spasticity from long term ssri use?

Has anyone ever heard of tibialis posterior spasticity from long term ssri use?

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