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Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction


  Medically reviewed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nic Gay, MD and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds, MD

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Treatment

As one of the most common foot and ankle conditions, posterior tibial dysfunction is the result of the tendon becoming inflamed or torn. This leads to decreased stability and support in the arch of the foot, and ultimately, causing flatfoot.

It is not likely that patients will require surgery to correct posterior tibial tendon dysfunction at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics. We can use conservative measures such as orthotics and braces in most cases. However, if these measures prove ineffective, the next step is surgical options as recommended by Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds.

In all cases, Silicon Valley Orthopaedics is focused on providing treatments that result in minimal limitations for the patient post-treatment. Our team will provide a comprehensive examination to confirm if you are suffering from posterior tibial tendon dysfunction at our practice in California.

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Symptoms

Pain is typically experienced along the area where the tendon runs. This pain may present inside of the foot and ankle. Swelling is a common symptom. Although, it is not a necessary symptom in all cases of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. You will likely suffer from increased pain as the result of activity. This is especially common in intense activities such as running and other athletics.

Pain may also occur on the outside of the ankle if the structure of the foot collapses. A shift in the heel bone leans to an outward position, putting increased pressure on the ankle bone. These symptoms are identical to arthritis in the foot. You will receive a full diagnosis when you consult with Silicon Valley Orthopaedics in California.

To book an appointment, reach out to the specialist team at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics. We can provide an effective treatment plan for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction that is tailored to your circumstances and lifestyle.

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