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Denville Podiatrist | Denville Posterior Tibial Dysfunction | NJ | Podiatry |

Bresner Foot Care


75 Bloomfield Avenue  Suite 106 

Denville, New Jersey 07834

Podiatry

 

Office - 973.627.7090
Fax - 973.625.7767

Posterior Tibial Dysfunction
 

Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is the inflammation or overstretching of the posterior tibial tendon in the foot/ ankle on the inside of the lower leg and ankle. The key function of the posterior tibial tendon is to support the arch in the foot. The tendon serves as a major supporting structure to assist the foot function while walking - however, if this condition is present, than the result is oftentimes an “adult-acquired flatfoot.”

Generally, adult-acquired flat-foot occurs in one foot, but can be seen in both. This ailment is generally progressive, so if left untreated, the symptoms will continue to worsen. Symptoms generally occur after an activity that requires the use of the tendon such as running, walking, hiking or climbing stairs.

Symptoms of  PTTD will change as the condition worsens, but initially will include:


  • Pain inside ankle or lower inside leg
  • Swelling
  • Flattening of the arch
  • An inward roll of the ankle


When PTTD initially develops, it begins with pain on the inside of the foot and ankle. The area may be red, warm, and swollen.  As the arch begins to flatten, there may still be pain on the inside of the foot and ankle, while the foot and toes  begin to turn outward as the ankle rolls inward. As it reaches its advanced stages, the arch continues to flatten and stiffen  while the  pain shifts to the outside of the foot, just below the ankle. This indicates that the tendon has deteriorated considerably and arthritis is likely developing in the foot.

Denville Podiatrist | Denville Posterior Tibial Dysfunction | NJ | Podiatry |
 
 
 
 
Denville Podiatrist Podiatry is a poidiatry office providing Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Denville, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendinitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Nail Fungus, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesmoiditis, Sprained Ankle, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailors Bunion, Tendinitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07834 area and surrounding areas in Denville