Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Exercises
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Posterior Tibial Tendonitis is a condition affecting the posterior tibial tendon, which is located along the inner ankle bone and attaches to the medial arch of the foot.
This article will provide recommendations on the best shoes for Posterior Tibial Tendonitis based on our clinical experience.
James McCormack is a Physical Therapist who specializes in foot & ankle injuries. james-mccormack.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com
A stable shoe with a rigid midfoot and rubber sole is the best shoe for Posterior Tibial Tendonitis. It limits the movement in the midfoot, controlling the foot during the gait cycle to reduce the tension on the Posterior Tibial Tendon. For walking and hiking, we generally recommend lightweight hiking shoes as they are waterproof, durable and stable. Running shoes are a good option for walking, either.
A stable running shoe is the best shoe for Posterior Tibial Tendonitis. We recommend these as they have a thickened inner sole that tilts the heel bone to reduce pronation moments on heel strike and a rigid midsole to control the deceleration of the foot when running, as this is one of the primary actions of the Posterior Tibial Tendon.
We recommend avoiding softly cushioned shoes that feel like walking on a cloud. It may be that your symptoms feel better initially, but too much movement overloads the tendon and can worsen your symptoms in the long run.
We have made a list of our favourite shoes and running shoes for Posterior Tibial Tendonitis that we recommend to patients daily in our clinics.
This article is written by James McCormack, a Lower Limb Specialist who is an expert in treating Posterior Tibial Tendonitis.
This is not medical advice. We recommend a consultation with a medical professional such as James McCormack if you are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed in this article. James offers Online Physiotherapy Appointments weekly and face-to-face appointments in his London clinic.