What is the best treatment for posterior tibial tendonitis?
Generally, if you pick up this condition early, it responds well to simple treatments such as posterior tibial tendonitis exercises and orthotics. On occasion, a cortisone injection to help rehab is reasonable if there is no tendon tear. Otherwise, we consider PRP injections for posterior tibial tendonitis.
How is tibialis posterior dysfunction treated?
Most patients can be treated without surgery, using orthotics and braces. If orthotics and braces do not provide relief, surgery can be an effective way to help with the pain. Surgery might be as simple as removing the inflamed tissue or repairing a simple tear.
How long does it take to recover from posterior tibial tendonitis?
Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction generally takes 6-8 weeks to improve and early activity on a healing tendon can result in a set back in recovery. Non-compliance can double the recovery time and can be very frustrating for patients. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is a progressive condition.
How do I strengthen my posterior tibial tendon?
Calf wall stretch (knees bent)
- Stand facing a wall with your hands on the wall at about eye level. Put your affected leg about a step behind your other leg.
- Keeping both heels on the floor, bend both knees.
- Hold the stretch for at least 15 to 30 seconds.
- Repeat 2 to 4 times.
How do I know if I have posterior tibial tendonitis?
Physicians diagnose posterior tibial tendonitis by physical examination. People with the condition have tenderness and swelling along the posterior tibial tendon. Usually, they also have weakness when trying to point their toes inward. In addition, they have trouble standing on their toes on the affected side.
Will Weight Loss Help PTTD?
Treatment for PTTD Immobilization: Sometimes a short-leg cast or walking boot is worn to immobilize the foot and ankle to allow the tendon to heal. Some patients may even need to avoid all weight-bearing for a short period of time. Weight Loss: This can be an important factor in decreasing painful symptoms of PTTD.
Will ankle brace help posterior tibial tendonitis?
When it comes to ankle support for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD), a specially designed foot brace may offer quick relief. The Aircast AirLift PTTD Brace may help with the treatment of PTTD and early signs of adult-acquired flatfoot, according to DJO Global, the manufacturer of the device.
Are Compression Socks good for posterior tibial tendonitis?
Compression helps to prevent and decrease swelling. Swelling can cause increased pain and slow the healing response, so limit it as much as possible. A compression sleeve/stocking can help to limit the amount of swelling and promote blood flow back out of the lower leg.