It might be a mouthful to say, but posterior tibial tendonitis is actually a very common problem that causes pain in the foot and ankle. It occurs when there is inflammation of the posterior tibial tendon, preventing the tendon from providing proper support for the arch of the foot, which it is supposed to do. As a result, sufferers may experience “flat footedness” as well as general pain and discomfort.
There are several ways to treat posterior tibial tendonitis. The most drastic is through surgery, however this is a last resort as it can restrict movement even further. Instead, most medical professionals recommend using orthotics, braces and wearing good shoes to both prevent and treat posterior tibial tendonitis.
It can be caused either by a sudden, acute injury, or alternatively simply from overuse, such as if you regularly run or play sport. This is especially a risk if you do so without good quality, supportive shoes.
If you are experiencing foot pain, you should speak to your doctor to find out what is best for you, including whether you should be exercising.
Once you have spoken to your doctor, you might find that they recommend a change of shoes. Therefore, today we are going to look at some running shoes that are good for those at risk of or suffering from posterior tibial tendonitis.
In particular, we’re looking for shoes that offer good support and structure to the foot, helping to keep the arch of your foot well-supported, so that your posterior tibial tendon can work less, and heal. In addition, you want a zero drop shoe to further support the arch.
We are also look for shoes that protect against the repetitive impact of your foot hitting concrete or other surfaces as you run.
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