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.