Posterior Tibial Tendinopathy

Gold Coast Arch Pain Treatment

Posterior Tibial Tendinopathy Treatment

Do you have arch pain? is your arch pain worse in the mornings or after periods of rest? Is the pain stopping you from doing the activities you love and from enjoying your life? If so you may have Posterior Tibial Tendinopathy.

With people spending time on their feet, the area never gets time to heal. This extremely common conditions easily treated via footwear advise, stretches and exercises, and custom orthotics.

So book an appointment today at one of our gold coast clinics so you can get back on your feet and enjoy the things you love.

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What Is Posterior Tibial Tendinopathy

A painful condition which affects the Posterior Tibialis muscle.

The posterior tibial muscle runs behind the lower leg, runs under the arch of the foot and connects to the bottom of the foot. The condition affects either the insertion or along the course of the posterior tibial tendon. It is caused by continual, repetitive stress which leads to micro trauma of the tendon. This results in degeneration, inflammation, and sometimes rupture.

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Risk Factors 

  • Rolling in of the feet (Pronation)
  • Inappropriate footwear
  • Excessive training or large increase in training
  • Flat feet
  • Leg length difference
  • Flexible feet
  • Tight calf muscles
  • Accessory navicular bone

Signs & Symptoms

  • Rolling in of the feet (Pronation)
  • Inappropriate footwear
  • Excessive training or large increase in training
  • Flat feet
  • Leg length difference
  • Flexible feet
  • Tight calf muscles
  • Accessory navicular bone
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Preventing Posterior Tibial Tendinopathy

  • Prescription ORTHOTICS
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Gradual increases in training
  • Warm up, cool down
  • Stretches/strengthening