• orthotic
  • Once these symptoms have resolved, patients are often transitioned into an orthotic that supports the inside aspect of the hindfoot. (wordpress.com)
  • The most effective way to relieve pain on the tendon is to use a boot or brace, and once tenderness and pain has resolved, an orthotic device. (soup.io)
  • tears
  • In addition, people who are involved in high impact sports, such as basketball, tennis, or soccer, may have tears of the tendon from repetitive use. (hatenablog.com)
  • foot
  • Just as the tendon degenerates and loses its function, other soft tissue on the same inner side of the foot - namely the ligaments - degenerate and fail. (wordpress.com)
  • At this stage, the foot?s still going to be flexible, although it will likely have flattened somewhat due to the lack of support from the posterior tibial tendon. (wordpress.com)
  • Dysfunction of the posterior tibial tendon can be assessed by asking the patient to stand on his/her toes on the affected foot. (soup.io)
  • Obesity and/or hypertension (high blood pressure) This increases your risk of tendon damage and resulting flat foot. (wordpress.com)
  • Sometimes a short-leg cast or boot is worn to immobilize the foot and allow the tendon to heal, or you may need to completely avoid all weight-bearing for a while. (wordpress.com)
  • The foot should be inspected from above as well as from behind the patient, as valgus angulation of the hindfoot is best appreciated when the foot is viewed from behind. (jimdo.com)
  • While the person ages, the tendons along with ligaments that offer the foot begin to lose his or her strength and also elasticity. (hatenablog.com)
  • In some cases, a new cast or boot will be worn to stabilize the particular foot and furthermore to provide the tendon time as well as energy to heal. (hatenablog.com)
  • As the tendon becomes weaker, the foot structure becomes progressively flatter. (soup.io)
  • The key factors in determining appropriate treatment are whether acute inflammation and whether the foot deformity is flexible or fixed. (soup.io)
  • foot (the one without the complaining tendon) off the ground, standing only on your problem foot. (hatenablog.com)
  • They referred to the condition as "tibial posterior tendon dysfunction" and this became known as the most common type of adult acquired flat foot. (hatenablog.com)
  • fails
  • When non-operative treatment fails, surgery can improve the alignment replace the injured tendon. (jimdo.com)
  • Correction
  • I like to put blocks under the forefoot with the heel in neutral to see how much forefoot correction is necessary to help hold the hindfoot position. (wordpress.com)