Posterior Tibial Tendinitis

Causes of Posterior Tibial Tendinitis

Causes of  posterior tibial tendinitis include the following:

  •     Acute injuries caused by falls and athletic activities that inflame or tear the posterior tibial tendon (people who participate in high-impact activities such as basketball, soccer and tennis are particularly at risk).
  •     Overuse – over time, the tendon may become inflamed due to activities.
  •     Obesity, which can lead to excessive strain on the tendon, causing it to become inflamed.
  •     Degeneration from systemic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes or hypertension can result in inflammation of the posterior tibial tendon.

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