Tendonitis

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Tendonitis in the foot is a common problem amongst hard working people. This is a classic overuse injury and affects a particular tendon in the foot, the posterior tibial tendon. This tendon helps to hold the arch of the foot and prevents your feet from rolling in too much. Symptoms include pain in the in step of the foot, especially along the course of the tendon. Pain and swelling behind the inner ankle bone may be present and there also may be burning, tingling, shooting or stabbing pain present in the foot. This is due to the inflammation of the nerve that surrounds the tendon.

Pain will be increased while walking, which will be more severe by the end of the day. The patient may also experience pain when their foot is pushed up towards their body. If the tendon is ruptured, there may be a pronounced flat foot deformity. If a patient is asked to stand on their toes, intense pain will be present in the arch of the foot. The primary cause of tendonitis is over pronation. Over pronation causes tendonitis because the tissue surrounding the tendon gradual deteriorates. It can also cause small tears in the tissue. This can be controlled via insoles. If you play sport or exercise regularly, you should warm up properly before you start to prepare your body for more vigorous activity and help avoid injury. It is also important you cool down and stretch after you finish add this to orthotic insoles and tendonitis should be a thing of the past.

Tendonitis is caused by the over-stretching or straining of the Posterior Tibial Tendon located on the inside of the foot near the arch and the inside of the ankle. The condition is most often associated with flat feet where excessive pressure is put on the tendon.

Insoles (Orthotics) will substantially improve the posture of the foot while reducing pressure on the tendon and relieving the associated discomfort.

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Orthotic Proof Sources and Safety Data.

The use of foot orthotics has been researched and tested by leading institutions around the world, and is widely accepted in the medical community. Foot orthotics/ foot insoles are used in both public and private hospitals and clinics.

Clinical studies and field research verify the value of orthotics in preventing and treating arch pain while improving the structural integrity of the ligaments and muscles around the ankle. Flexible orthotics control foot motion without restricting function and creating compensatory movement in other structures.

Sources:

American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists

Anthony RJ (1991) The Manufacture and Use of Functional Foot Orthoses.

Valmassey R (1998) Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Extremity.

Whing W , Zernicke R(1998). Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury.

Journal of Applied Biomechanics

 

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