Posterior Tibial Tendonitis and Sport
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Posterior Tibial Tendonitis is a painful condition that affects the Posterior Tibial Tendon, resulting in pain on the inner ankle and along the medial arch of the foot. Posterior Tibial Tendonitis is often the result of a sudden overload of the tendon, such as an increase in walking or running, leading to inflammation of the tendon.
This condition can often cause a struggle to settle down as the tendon is used when standing, walking, and running. When the condition is very irritatable, standard rehabilitation procedures such as strengthening exercises have little benefit due to high pain levels. This is where a Posterior Tibial Tendonitis brace can be helpful.
The function of a Posterior Tibial Tendonitis brace is to offload the Posterior Tibial Tendon so that it is not under as much stress when weight bearing and, therefore, helps to reduce pain levels and inflammation within the tendon. When used with the correct shoes and strengthening exercises, a Posterior Tibial Tendonitis brace is an excellent adjunct to treatment for Posterior Tibial Tendonitis.
James McCormack is a Physical Therapist who specialises in knee, foot & ankle injuries. www.james-mccormack.com participates 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. The money earned from this helps us to create free educational content.
We recommend the Aircast Airlift ankle brace as it is uniquely designed to help offload the Posterior Tibial Tendon. It has two velcro straps that help support the ankle joint, and most importantly, it has a pocket under the medial arch of the foot that can be pumped with air to offload the Posterior Tibial Tendon. This is highly effective in two ways; it shortens the Posterior Tibial Tendon so that it doesn’t have to work as hard, and it acts as a shock absorbed to reduce the impact on the tendon.
It is worth noting that it is pretty bulky and may limit what footwear you can wear, but it is a highly effective Posterior Tibial Tendonitis brace. We recommend it to our patients regularly.Buy Now
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.