Why did I get it?
Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy can be caused by many factors & is most commonly seen in the active middle aged population (women > men). Most patients with the condition can often present with many of the following risk factors;
- Overuse – Sudden increase in activity
- Acute trauma to tendon
- Increased weight
- Poor lower limb/foot biomechanics
- Incorrect footwear
- Previous injury to tendon
How is it diagnosed?
A thorough clinical examination will most commonly diagnose Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy. Depending on severity of symptoms, you may be referred for an ultrasound +/- MRI to determine the extent of the degeneration and to make sure there aren’t any tears in the tendon.
- Rest, ice, compression
- Footwear advice
- Custom orthotics
- Neuromuscular needling
- Foot Mobilisation
- Surgery- required when other conservative measures fail.
Prognosis is largely dependent on the grade of Tendinopathy present. Conservative treatments generally produces successful results for many cases, however surgery is sometimes indicated for end stage Tendinopathy.