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Will Shoe Inserts Help With My 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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