Posterior Tibial Tendinitis
Medical Considerations for Posterior Tibial Tendinitis
Inflammation of the posterior tibial tendon can lead to posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD), which results in fallen arches. PTTD can impact the entire musculoskeletal system by changing gait, causing the body to compensate. This compensation often leads to pain and injuries in other parts of the body, including the knees, hips and spine. It is important to seek medical attention for persistent pain in the inside ankle area. Also talk to your doctor if you have soreness, pain, redness, swelling or other indications of foot problems that persist for more than a few days.
Reviewed by: Robert P. Thompson, C.Ped, IPFH Scientific Advisory Board
Last updated: July 6, 2015