What is Tibialis Anterior Tendinopathy/ Insertional Tibialis Anterior Tendinitis?
Typically pain is present along the course of the tendon, just in front or below the ankle join and onto
Ultrasound examination at The Foot and Ankle Centre can assist in diagnosing this problem. Not the inflammation of the insertion of the tendon as it attaches to the medial cuneiform
What Causes Tibialis Anterior Tendon Injury?
- Sudden changes in training routines – increased frequency in training
- Trauma – acute trauma to the tendon can result in its degeneration this is commonly seen in inversion ankle sprains
- Certain Connective tissue disorders
- Biomechanical abnormalities- The main cause of Anterior TIbial Tendon pain is having an overly flat foot. This is because the position of the foot changes the demand from certain muscle groups.
Complications of Anterior Tibial Tendon Injury
- Adult acquired flat foot deformity
- Midfoot arthritis
- Subtalar joint arthritis
- Ankle Arthritis
- Sinus Tarsi pain
Treatment of Anterior Tibial Tendon Injury
- Orthotics with a rearfoot post –There are a number of different orthotic designs available for flat feet. Most orthotic designs are simply arch supports.
These are not ideal for the flat foot, often only irritating the arch of the foot.
- Footwear modification
- Lace up ankle brace
- Ankle Foot Orthotic
Expert Podiatrists for the treatment of Anterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction servicing the areas of Northcote, Thornbury, Fitzroy, North Fitzroy, Carlton, North Carlton, Alphington, Fairfield, Brunswick, Coburg and Preston