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Posterior Tibial Tendinitis

Posterior Tibial Tendinitis

Posterior Tibial Tendinitis is a relatively common problem of the foot and ankle.

This tendon is one of the most important tendons in the leg.  It is the tendon that holds the calf muscles to the bone on the inside of the foot.  Its main functions are to support the foot when walking and hold up the arch.

An acute injury or over use can cause the posterior tibial tendon to tear or become inflamed.  Once this tendon has become inflamed the arch might slowly start to fall.

Symptoms of posterior tibial tendinitis include:

-Pain on the outside of the ankle from the heel bone shifting.  This puts pressure on the outside ankle bone.

-Pain that gets worse with high-intensity or high-impact activities.  After activity like running a person can have trouble walking or standing for a long time.

-Pain or swelling along the inside of the foot and ankle right along the tendon.

 

If you have any of these symptoms it is best to see a Dr. Brian Gale, especially if you have tried resting and icing with no relief.  Give Our Bismarck Office a call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brian Gale, DPM, FACFAS at 701-255-3338

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