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.