Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment - Dr Foot Podiatry

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Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction


Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction


Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction or PTTD is the overextension of the posterior tibial tendon. This can lead to inflammation, pain, arthritis, and flat feet. The PTTD is a major supporting tendon and with its failure, the arch can collapse, causing flat feet. The symptoms of pain will then slowly worsen over time.

How did this happen?

  • Women over the age of 50 are at a higher risk of developing this condition
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes 
  • Trauma 
  • Arthritis 
  • Previous surgery
  • Excessive force on the foot

What should I do?

  • Rest the affected foot
  • Anti-inflammatory medication can be used to reduce pain and inflammation
  • Seek help from a podiatrist

What kind of help can I get?

  • Medical insoles can be prescribed
  • Cam walkers can be used
  • A podiatrist can advise on exercises you can do to help the tendon recover

Available Interventions

  • Shockwave Therapy

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