Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction [PTTD], also known as Progressive Collapsing Foot Deformity, or Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity, occurs with aging and wear and tear, resulting in a painful flat foot. It occurs when chronic stress is placed on the posterior tibial tendon and other soft tissue structures of the arch, resulting in inflammation and sometimes tearing of the tendon. Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction can occur with underlying deformity, or arthritis.
 
Treatment of Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction depends on the severity. Rest, ice, compression, elevation, and anti-inflammatory medication can be used to initially treat the pain and inflammation. Custom foot orthotics,  walking boots, or ankle braces [AFO's] may all be used to help support the foot and treat symptoms. Physical therapy and steroid injections can also be indicated in certain circumstances. Surgical intervention is typically recommended when pain is interfering with the patients hobbies, work, and activities of daily living. 
 
If you think that you might be suffering from this painful problem, the award-winning, expert podiatrists of Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Coram, Plainview, Mineola, Williston Park & Maspeth will be happy to evaluate your problem and advise you in your best treatment options.

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