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What exercises can I do if I have posterior tibial tendonitis?

What exercises can I do if I have posterior tibial tendonitis?

Low impact: If you have tendonitis (as opposed to insufficiency) your goal should be to allow the tendon to rest so the inflammation can resolve. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

Is the inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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Which lower body exercises are safe to do with posterior tibial tendonitis?

Which lower body exercises are safe to do with posterior tibial tendonitis?

Low impact: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing biking, and/or elliptical. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water actually reduces the stress on your body due to buoyancy. Once you are able to perform body weight activities then look to add light resistance w/ bands/ tubing. ...Read more

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I have posterior tibial tendonitis since december 20th. I've been doing pt and run couple times w/ no pain. Can i get back on training for marathon?

I have posterior tibial tendonitis since december 20th. I've been doing pt and run couple times w/ no pain. Can i get back on training for marathon?

Ask the..: People who have examined and treated you. Nameless, faceless online presence doesn't help you. Ask your physical therapist, referring md. Good luck with your run. ...Read more

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Best way to treat posterior tibial tendonitis?

Best way to treat posterior tibial tendonitis?

Rest meds: Typically, tendinitis is treated with rest, splint, walking boot, or cast. Anti-inflammatory meds are often used. . Cortisone injections work more rapidly, injected into the sheath. It works wonders. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from posterior tibial tendonitis?

Over age 50-never!: The posterior tibial tendon supports the arch of the foot at the medial ankle. Athletes report pain and collapse of the arch with progressive flat footed deformity. Treatment involves immobilization in a boot for severe pain or supportive orthotics. Cortisone injections should be avoided. In athletes over 50, especially overweight females, it does not heal! Return to sports when pain subsides. ...Read more

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Could i make it through army basic training with posterior tibial tendonitis?

Could i make it through army basic training with posterior tibial tendonitis?

Possibly: If you tapped your foot/ankle or wore an orthotic or brace. But, if your feeling pain than i would stop training as if the tendon ruptures the result could be disabling. ...Read more

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Is it possible to make it through army basic training with posterior tibial tendonitis?

Is it possible to make it through army basic training with posterior tibial tendonitis?

It depends...: The severity of posterior tibial tendonitis will dictate your ability to complete the requirements with basic training. Mild cases can be treated with rehab, an orthotic and/or ankle brace along with anti-inflammatories. More advanced cases need more aggressive treatment and rest from high-impact activity often is requried. Your orthopaedic physician can help determine your ability to participate. ...Read more

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How do I make it through army basic training with posterior tibial tendonitis? Any tips?

A good ankle brace: First and foremost, ice, rest and NSAIDS will help. during your movement, get a good ankle brace or ASO brace specifically for this condition. That will give you support while going through basic. Good luck....and thanks for your awesome service!!!!! ...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 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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