Tibialis Posterior pain is a common running injury that can lead to Acquired Flat Foot and foot pain in later life. The Tibialis Posterior tendon can become inflamed, partially torn or ruptured, causing pain behind the bony prominence on the inside of the ankle. A direct kick to the Tibialis Posterior tendon can trigger the condition in football (soccer) players, but Tibialis Posterior tendon problems usually occur gradually due to overuse in runners.
If the Tibialis Posterior tendon and its surrounding sheath become inflamed, there is pain on the inside of the ankle during movements, particularly pushing the foot downwards (plantar flexion) and turning the sole of the foot inwards (inversion). The attachment of the Tibialis Posterior tendon into the Navicular bone (where the shoe laces are tied) can become painful to touch, as can the Tibialis Posterior tendon itself. Ice Packs can be a very effective form of pain relief.
Longstanding Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction can cause fallen arches and serious foot pain and ankle pain. This Acquired Flat Foot is a major cause of mobility problems in older people. The Aircast Airlift and Orthotics (Insoles) can be helpful in the management of this condition.
Common Tibialis Posterior Pain signs & symptoms:
|Consult a sports injury expert|
|Apply ice packs/cold therapy for pain relief|
|Use anti-inflammatory gel for relief of symptoms|
|Use the Aircast Flat Foot PTTD Brace to correct flat feet & fallen arches|
|Maintain a running log to track progression|
|Reduce tendon stress with shock absorboing insoles|
|Wear orthotics to support the arch|