Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) is a condition that affects the posterior tibial tendon, which is located in the ankle and foot. The posterior tibial tendon runs from the calf muscles along the inside of the ankle and attaches to the bones on the inside of the foot.
Symptoms of PTTD may include pain and swelling along the inside of the ankle and foot, weakness in the foot, and difficulty standing or walking on the affected foot. In advanced cases, the arch of the foot may collapse and the foot may turn outward.
Treatment for PTTD depends on the severity of the condition and may include rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE), physical therapy, bracing or orthotics, medications, or in severe cases, surgery. It is important to seek medical attention if you suspect you may have PTTD, as early treatment can help prevent the condition from progressing and causing further damage to the foot and ankle.