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Will shoe inserts help with my posterior tibial tendonitis?

Will shoe inserts help with my posterior tibial tendonitis?

Yes: After the pt tendonitis heals, you will want to protect the tendon from future damage by supporting your arch and the tendon in a custom molded orthotic. ...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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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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Should my toes be numb with posterior tibial tendonitis?

No: But could they be? Yes. When one has posterior tibial tendonitis it may be from bad biomechanics like a hyperpronated foot type. This same foot type can put strain on the tarsal tunnel. Compression of the posterior tibial nerve within the tarsal tunnel can cause numbness of the toes. But, other causes are a possibility as well. ...Read more

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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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Is posterior tibial tendonitis the same as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

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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I would like a direct yes or no, can the posterior tibial tendon heal itself from tendonitis? Will it always end up as pttd or can it be healed?

Yes: Yes, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction from tendonitis can be healed. However, not all patients are this lucky. Rest, ice, NSAIDs, physical therapy, and exercises are all employed to fix the problem. However, it depends how long you have had the problem and whether a flatfoot deformity exists. See an orthopaedic surgeon. http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00166 ...Read more

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Are there any ankle-derived symptoms that differentiate posterior tibial tendonitis from posterior tibiotalar ligament tear?

Can't stand on toes: With posterior tibial tendinitis (pttd), pain is present when attempting to stand on your toes. This pain is usually felt to be pronounced on the inner side of the arch from the ankle to the midfoot. The ligament is a discrete pain behind the ankle and is present with passive and active motion. Concern is noted when the tendon is torn, in this case, the patient has difficulty maintaining stance. ...Read more

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