Posterior Tibial Tendinopathy

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What is Posterior Tibial Tendinopathy?

Tendinopathy is an injury to the tendon. It can cause pain, swelling, and limit movement. The injuries can include:

  • Tendonitis-an inflammation of the tendon. (Although this term is used often, most cases of tendinopathy are not associated with significant inflammation.)
  • Tendinosis-microtears (tiny breaks) in the tendon tissue with no significant inflammation.
The posterior tibial tendon runs from the posterior tibial muscle to the inside of the ankle and the arch of the foot. The main job of this tendon is to support the arch of the foot. If the tendon is injured or weak the arch of the foot can collapse. This will make the foot pronate (roll outward). These injuries can make it painful to walk.


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