Tendonitis is characterized as the inflammation of a tendon. Posterior tibial tendonitis means that you have an inflamed tibial tendon located in the posterior portion of your leg. The tibia is one of the two bones of your lower leg.
-Pain and edema near the arch of the foot.
-Pain and edema to the inner side of the ankle.
-Increase in severity of pain when you try to rise up on the ball of your foot.
-Increase in severity of pain when you extend your foot in an upward position.
MECHANISM OF INJURY
This condition can occur through a variety of physical activities that are either performed improperly or with excess. Some examples can include running, swimming, dancing or simply walking on the innermost portion of your foot. The muscles in the foot compensate which causes the strain. It can also be the result of trauma to the lower part of your body like a car accident or other abrupt motion. Arthritis can also induce posterior tibial tendonitis.
Please consult with your medical professional for a complete diagnosis and treatment plan.
RECOMMENDED SWEDE-O PRODUCT
Under the direction of your medical professional and in conjunction with your advised treatment plan, the following Swede-O products may be recommended:
Wider footbed provides a more comfortable fit and accommodates a wider variety of patients. Rocker bottom and low profile heel allow for an easier, more natural gait pattern. Deluxe foam liner is both comfortable and durable. Uprights are anatomically contoured for a better fit. Lightweight yet durable construction. Cushioned heel for greater energy absorption. Available in Tall or Short versions.
This brace simulates an Athletic Trainer's professional taping procedure. The only ankle brace with internal figure- eight straps pre-configured through the inside of the brace. This allows you to easily apply the brace in the correct position every time and customize the level of support.
Two soft-gel therapy packs included may be used for hot or cold therapy. Heavy-duty neoprene design allows for complete adjustment of the compression around the injury. The two fully movable soft-gel packs are ideal for pinpoint placement over the injury.