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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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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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What is posterior tibial tendonitis in teens with flat feet? What are the symptoms, & treatment?

What is posterior tibial tendonitis in teens with flat feet? What are the symptoms, & treatment?

Inflammation: The tibialis posterior tendon is an important tendon that span the inner aspect of the leg through the inner aspect of the ankle to the inner and bottom of the foot. It is a very important tendon that has a role in supporting the arch of the foot. It can become inflamed and painful and when this happens we call it tendonitis. This condition can be associated with flat feet, obesity, and -->. ...Read more

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Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis in Achilles'. Best treatment?

Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis  in Achilles'. Best treatment?

Cold compresses help: I have found that tendinitis frequently responds to application of cold compresses, particularly gel devices kept in a freezer which when applied to tendinitis will cut the inflammation down and provide comfort without the potential side effects of listed medications (which help as well but can cause considerable side effects). Such gel devices can be found in drug stores (OTC). ...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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What's the treatment for tendonitis of the wrist?

See details: It depends somewhat on the tendon involved by the inflammation but most times the tendinitis will resolve with a local cortisone injection. Splinting, ice and anti-inflammatory meds can also be used. ...Read more

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