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The posterior tibial tendon runs along the inside of the ankle and the foot. The posterior tibial tendon runs behind the inside bump on the ankle, across the instep, and into the bottom of the foot. The tendon is important in supporting the arch of the foot and helps turn the foot inward during walking.

 

Posterior tibial tendonitis

 

The posterior tibial tendon runs along the inside of the ankle and the foot. The posterior tibial tendon runs behind the inside bump on the ankle, across the instep, and into the bottom of the foot. The tendon is important in supporting the arch of the foot and helps turn the foot inward during walking. When there is post-tibial tendon disfunction, the tendon does not function to hold up the arch, resulting in flat feet. This can lead to heel pain, arch pain, plantar fasciitis and/or heel spurs. Pain will be more severe upon weight bearing, especially while walking or running.

Posterior tibial tendonitis occurs when the muscle is overused and the tendon that connects the muscle to your bone is strained. Years of flat feet can also lead to posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. If you keep overusing the muscle, damage to the tendon builds up and tendonitis develops. At first the pain or swelling may come and go quickly, but eventually the problem may become more permanent.

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Wilson Health Services was founded in June of 2001 by Dr. Jason Wilson.  The office has grown over the years and is now a bustling multidisciplinary office.  Our team includes two Chiropractors, five Registered Massage Therapists, two Physiotherapists, an Acupuncturist, a Naturopath, a Chiropodist and a Low Intensity Laser Therapist.

 

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