Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
This condition is an overstretching and inflammation of the posterior tibial tendon, which travels from a muscle in the calf down to the arch of the foot. This tendon is one of the major supporting structures of the foot's arch and aids in walking.
What is posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?
This detailed video describes the condition of PTTD, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options include specialized orthotic devices for the shoes, use of a cast, splint or brace, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications. Severe cases may require surgery.