Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
Symptoms of Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
PTTD is more common in women and in people over age 40. Symptoms may include the following:
- Pain on the inside of the foot and ankle where the tendon runs (sometimes associated with swelling in the area).
- Pain that increases with activity. High-intensity/high-impact activities such as running can cause this pain; some people may have trouble walking or standing for long periods.
- Pain on the lateral side (outside) of the ankle. As the foot collapses, the heel bone may shift to an everted (outward) position, which puts pressure on the outside ankle bone.