Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Orthotics
Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Orthotics are designed to offload the medial longitudinal arch of the foot and shorten the Posterior Tibial Tendon, reducing inflammation, and pain and improving function.
Posterior Tibial Tendonitis or Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction causes pain along the Posterior Tibial tendon which runs along the inside of the shin bone and is attached to the medial arch of the foot. Its function is to help stabilise the arch of the foot and it co-contracts alongside the peroneal muscles to provide stability to the ankle when walking/running.
If this tendon becomes overloaded through a sudden increase in activity levels or there is suboptimal biomechanics of the foot, the tendon can become painful and inflamed. This is where an orthotic can be helpful by offloading the medial longitudinal arch of the foot to ease pain levels.
Do Orthotics Work For Posterior Tibial Tendonitis?
A study by Kulig et al, on 36 participants with Posterior Tibial Tendonitis indicated that wearing orthotics for Posterior Tibial Tendonitis reduced pain levels and improved function levels in all participants with mild to moderate symptoms.
Another study by Alvarez et al, demonstrated an 83% improvement in cases of Posterior Tibial Tendonitis when using orthotics and strengthening exercises.
How do Orthotics Help Posterior Tibial Tendonitis?
As the Posterior Tibial Tendon (PTT) is attached to the medial arch of the foot and in cases where individuals have an adult acquired flat foot, there is additional strain placed on the PTT. By tilting the heel of the foot and placing additional support under the medial arch of the foot, offloading the PTT so that it is not under constant strain. In doing so, the PTT is shorted and doesn’t work as hard through the gait cycle or when standing, allowing it to recover.
What are the Best Orthotics for Posterior Tibial Tendonitis?
Custom-made orthotics are the best orthotics for Posterior Tibial Tendonitis. At Flawless Orthotics, we can out an extensive examination of your feet through our biomechanical assessment by our foot specialists. During this assessment, we carry out a state-of-the-art 3D scan of your feet and a dynamic foot scan. Our Gait scan plate contains thousands of sensors that can detect the exact points of pressure on your feet as you walk and as you stand.
This enables us to create bespoke orthotics that provide the correct amount of support required to alleviate your Posterior Tibial Tendonitis and resolve the issue so that it doesn’t return. Our custom orthotics can last for up to 5 years and have a lifetime warranty.
It can be very confusing when trying to understand what type of insoles or orthotics are best for your Posterior Tibial Tendonitis. Off-the-shelf insoles provide a general level of support. They may help initially but they last approximately 3-6 months and they can be obtrusive, limiting what footwear you can wear them in. We can make our orthotics as thin as 2mm, any length, and use any top cover to make them meet the needs of any footwear.
How much do Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Orthotics Cost?
Biomechanical Assessment: £105
Custom Orthotics: £212 (inc 20% Off)Learn more about our Orthotics