Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Specialists

Experienced Podiatrists in Bradenton, Tampa, & Sarasota

Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists commit to offering unparalleled care for foot and ankle health. Our board-certified podiatrist, further distinguished by additional fellowship training, excels in identifying and treating a comprehensive array of disorders affecting the foot, ankle, and lower leg. From essential preventive care to intricate reconstructive surgeries, we leverage the latest advancements in treatments to achieve optimal outcomes for our patients.

We understand how debilitating Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) can be. Fortunately, our team is here to provide the support and treatment you need. With our in-depth knowledge and advanced techniques, we are dedicated to helping you regain strength and functionality in your foot and ankle, aiming for a swift and effective recovery. We are committed to offering a welcoming and supportive environment where your concerns are heard, and your health is prioritized. 

Our commitment is always to put your health first while providing individualized and compassionate care. We strive to create an atmosphere that is attentive to your needs so that you can get back on your feet again as quickly as possible with excellent standards of quality care. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your foot or ankle condition, don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re here for you!


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    Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction


    Q: What is the posterior tibial tendon and its function?

    A: The posterior tibial tendon, also known as the tibialis posterior tendon, plays a crucial role in supporting the foot’s structure. It aids in supporting the structure of the foot and facilitates in walking.

    Q: What leads to posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

    A: Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is often a result of trauma or degeneration of the tendon. This condition, known for causing adult acquired flat foot, can stem from repetitive strain, sports injuries, and certain foot structures predisposing to this issue.

    Q: What are the symptoms of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

    A: Symptoms include pain on the inside of the foot and ankle, weakness, a decrease in mobility, swelling, and a tendency for the foot to flatten. This can lead to increased difficulty in performing activities, especially those involving weight-bearing on the affected foot.

    Q: How is posterior tibial tendon dysfunction diagnosed?

    A: The diagnosis begins with an X-ray and includes a comprehensive clinical evaluation. Advanced imaging like MRI and CT scans might be recommended to examine the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and overall structure of the foot in detail.

    Q: What treatments are available for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

    A: Treatment plans are tailored based on the severity of the condition, with options ranging from non-surgical to surgical interventions. Our specialists focus on creating personalized treatment approaches after a thorough evaluation.


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