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Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What is Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction?

This is the most common problem that is related to the foot and ankle. It occurs when the posterior tibial tendon is inflamed or damaged. Due to the damage, the tendon is unable to provide accurate support and stability to the arch of the foot resulting in a flatfoot.

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD): What is Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction, its Causes?

What are the causes of Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction?

The causes of Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction are listed below:

  • Fall
  • Trauma
  • Overuse
  • Injury
References: 
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. Healthline. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/tibial-nerve-dysfunction Accessed on June 15th, 2020.
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. OrthoInfo. Available at: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/posterior-tibial-tendon-dysfunction/ Accessed on June 15th, 2020.
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. Mayo Clinic. Available at: https://mayoclinic.pure.elsevier.com/en/publications/posterior-tibial-tendon-dysfunction-and-flatfoot-analysis-with-si Accessed on June 15th, 2020.
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. NBCI. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4367001/ Accessed on June 15th, 2020.
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. Cleveland Clinic. Available at: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/orthopaedics-rheumatology/depts/foot-ankle-center Accessed on June 15th, 2020.
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