What is Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction?
Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is a change to the posterior tibial tendon, a tendon that assists with walking movements. This condition is caused by overuse of the tendon. As a result, the tendon is not able to provide arch support.
Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction most commonly affects one foot, but both feet can be affected. You might notice symptoms after doing activities that use the tendon, such as walking, climbing stairs, or running. Symptoms include: