Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

Causes of Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

PTTD can be caused by the following:

  •     Acute injuries from, among others, a fall or athletic activity that tears the posterior tibial tendon or causes it to become inflamed. 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 or torn, and the arch slowly collapses.
  •     Obesity and pregnancy put stress on the arches and tendons, causing the arches to flatten.
  •     Degeneration from systemic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and hypertension.

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