PT Tendonitis/Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
A chronic pain in your ankle area
Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is a common problem of the foot and ankle. It occurs when the posterior tibial tendon becomes inflamed or torn. This tendon attaches the shin bone(Tibia) to the bone on the inside of the foot. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction can cause pain and swelling on the inside of the ankle and foot. It can also make it difficult to walk. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is often caused by overuse of the tendon. This can happen with certain activities, such as running, dancing, or hiking. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is also more common in people who have flat feet or high arches. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction can also be caused by injury or disease.
Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction can also be treated with physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and surgery. If you have posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, it is important to rest the affected foot. You should also ice the foot for 10 minutes at a time, several times a day. You should also wear a compression bandage to help reduce swelling. You should elevate the foot when you are not walking or standing.
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If you have these symptoms, it’s important to see your Town Center Foot & Ankle Doctor so that you can get the proper diagnosis and treatment. PT Tendonitis / PT Dysfunction tear is often seen with other conditions, such as Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis. Contact our office today by calling (503) 925-6772! Our Portland podiatrists are here to help you find relief!