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Posterior Tibial Tendon Injury

Posterior Tibial Tendon Injury - El Paso Chiropractor
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A posterior tibial tendon injury is a condition that results when one of the tendons located on the interior side of the ankle. The posterior tibial tendon runs from the calf to the back of the inner part of the ankle, which attaches to the bone in the center of the foot. Injury to the tibial tendon is referred to as the most common source for foot complications.

Tendonitis is a medical term used to describe irritation, inflammation, and swelling of a tendon due to trauma from an injury, or an underlying condition. Posterior tibial tendonitis occurs when the tibial tendon becomes damaged or injured, often times, becoming ruptured.

Posterior tibial tendonitis is caused by an excessive use of the feet during strenuous activities, such as running or in sports requiring great amounts of running, like soccer. With overuse, the tibial tendon may begin to irritate, eventually becoming inflamed and swollen, causing pain on the inside of the lower leg to the inside of the ankle. If left untreated, this condition can develop into another condition known as adult acquired flatfoot, since the tibial tendon functions by supporting the arch of the foot. When the tibial tendon is torn, it fails to properly hold up the navicular bone, which then results in the decreased arch and a flat foot.

This condition may worsen with physical activities and continuous exercise as putting additional force on the foot may further irritate the tibial tendon and cause further complications.

By Dr. Alex Jimenez

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