You MAY have Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) or commonly called Adult Acquired Flat Foot (AAFF).
PTTD/AAFF is a progressive overuse injury which leads to a reduction in strength and efficiency of the posterior tibial tendon. It is quite often linked with adult acquired flat foot which can present quite similarly. PTTD/AAFF comes in a variety of stages ranging from a minor tear of the tendon to complete rupture of the tendon with associated bone and ligament issues.
How is PTTD/AAFF treated?
Depending on the stage and the individual, it can be treated in a multitude of ways. These include:
If you have flat feet and suffer from pain on the inside of the ankle, come and visit one of our friendly podiatrists today. The podiatrist will be able to assess, diagnose and implement a management plan tailored to your specific foot structure, activities and footwear.
By Isaac Hogan, Podiatrist.