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.
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