Tibialis Posterior Tendinitis

Date 2007/5/2 15:40:00 | Topic: Ankle/Foot

This often occurs in overweight, middle aged women and men as a result of degenerative changes in the tendon. The rupture may be partial or complete with pain below or behind the inside ankle bone (medial malleolus). A flattened arch is common. Anti-inflammatory treatment (physical therapy modalities), orthoses, and surgical debridement are common treatments.
Possible Treatments
Aerobic/Endurance Exercise
Active Range of Motion (AROM)
Active Assistive Range of Motion (AAROM)
Cryotherapy or Cold Therapy
Electrotherapeutic Modalities
Gait or Walking Training
Progressive Resistive Exercises (PRE)
Passive Range of Motion (PROM)
Proprioception Exercises
Physical Agents
Soft Tissue Mobilization
Stretching/Flexibility Exercise

Possible Treatment Goals
Improve Balance
Improve ability to bear weight/stand on the leg(s)
Decrease Risk of Reoccurrence
Improve Fitness
Improve Function
Improve Muscle Strength and Power
Increase Oxygen to Tissues
Improve Proprioception
Improve Range of Motion
Self-care of Symptoms
Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities

This article comes from Chicago Rehabilitation Services, Inc. - Physical Therapy

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