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

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not quite

Tendonitis is inflammation around the tendon.
Dysfunction is the tendon being worn out, stretched out, not functioning, etc. In some cases it can be a spectrum in the same didease process.

In brief: Not quite

Tendonitis is inflammation around the tendon.
Dysfunction is the tendon being worn out, stretched out, not functioning, etc. In some cases it can be a spectrum in the same didease process.
Dr. Robert Leland
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Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There are multiple terminologies for this problem. Currently, the most common terminology is adult acquired flatfoot.
It is typically divided into 3 stages.

In brief: Yes

There are multiple terminologies for this problem. Currently, the most common terminology is adult acquired flatfoot.
It is typically divided into 3 stages.
Dr. Robert Mihalich
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