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Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

What is the Posterior Tibial Tendon?

The posterior tibial tendon is one of the most important supporting structures of the foot. It helps to stabilize the ankle and hold up the arch. If the posterior tibial tendon fails, the arch can collapse, leading to foot pain, ankle pain and difficulty walking. Posterior tibial tendonitis is a frequent cause of pain at the inside of the ankle.

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Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

What is the Posterior Tibial Tendon?

The posterior tibial tendon is one of the most important supporting structures of the foot. It helps to stabilize the ankle and hold up the arch. If the posterior tibial tendon fails, the arch can collapse, leading to foot pain, ankle pain and difficulty walking. Posterior tibial tendonitis is a frequent cause of pain at the inside of the ankle.

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Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

What is the Posterior Tibial Tendon?

The posterior tibial tendon is one of the most important supporting structures of the foot. It helps to stabilize the ankle and hold up the arch. If the posterior tibial tendon fails, the arch can collapse, leading to foot pain, ankle pain and difficulty walking. Posterior tibial tendonitis is a frequent cause of pain at the inside of the ankle.

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Ankle Injury

San Francisco Ankle Injury Information

Ankle injuries are the most common of all sports injuries. In places like the San Francisco Bay Area, there any many outdoor activities and athletes who suffer ankle injuries of all types. By far the most common ankle injuy is an ankle sprain. Many ankle sprains can be treated at home with R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice applied to the ankle, Compression in a brace or ACE wrap, Elevating the ankle above your heart).

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False Ankle Pain

Posterior Tibial Tendonitis: a Pain in the Arch 

When you walk or run, your foot hits the ground, you pronate to absorb impact and then you supinate to push off again. All of this is possible because of a muscle in your leg call the tibialis posterior. This muscle deep in the back of your leg forms a tendon call the posterior tibial tendon that attaches to your foot. It attaches to the navicular bone in the instep of your foot, right at the top of your arch.

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Weak and Unstable Ankles

What is Chronic Ankle Instability?
Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring “giving way” of the outer (lateral) side of the ankle. This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains. Usually the “giving way” occurs while walking or doing other activities, but it can also happen when you’re just standing. Many athletes, as well as others, suffer from chronic ankle instability. 

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Ankle Arthritis

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a group of conditions where there is damage caused to the bone joints of the body, resulting in inflammation. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the over 65’s and the disease affects about twice as many women as men.

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Retrocalcaneal Exostosis

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What is a Bunion

Bunion picture from San Francisco's Podiatrist

A bunion is a nothing more than a bump or enlargement of the bone and joint at the base of the big toe. This joint is called the first metatarsophalangealjoint (MPJ). A bunion forms when the joint becomes misaligned and the bone or soft tissues at the big toe joint start to move out of place. What happens is that the big toe starts to bend over toward the other toes. This causes the bone to stick out. The soft tissues that are covering that bone then becomes irritated red and inflamed. This causes a painful knot of bone. Because this joint carries the majority of the body´s weight while walking, bunions can become extremely painful. Eventually the big toe joint itself may become arthritic, stiff and sore. This can make walking and fitting into shoes extremely difficult.

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Bunion Deformity

A bunion is a nothing more than a bump or enlargement of the bone and joint at the base of the big toe. This joint is called the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ). A bunion forms when the joint becomes misaligned and the bone or soft tissues at the big toe joint start to move out of place. What happens is that the big toe starts to bend over toward the other toes. This causes the bone to stick out.

How a bunion develops by San Francisco Foot Surgeon 

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