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Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Dysfunction

Posterior tibial tendonitis dysfunction (PTTD) causes pain along the inner side of the lower leg, ankle or foot.

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Tendons are strong bands of connective tissue which attach muscles to bones. The posterior tibial tendon helps point the foot down and in. Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon.

Posterior tibial tendonitis occurs from overuse of the tendon. This tendon attaches to a bone in the foot called the navicular and helps stabilize your arch. If your arch flattens out more than normal when you walk or run, it is called over-pronation. When you over-pronate you strain your tendon and are more likely to get posterior tibial tendonitis.

Symptoms include:

  • Pain or tenderness on the inner side of the shin, ankle or foot
  • Pain with lifting up your foot
  • Pain walking or running