Re: Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

What your doctor has recommended is one possible treatment. Tarsal coaltions can be the source of the problems you described.

Another conservative treatment I recommend to patients is the use of a short AFO (Ankle foot orthosis) that we refer to as a Richie brace. There are a number of different labs who have their own name for this, but that is the original.
This incorporates a rigid orthotic and medial and lateral uprights that are velcroed in place. This can be make rigid or articulating. I have had very gratifying results with patients I did not feel were candidates for radical surgery and the afterwards.

You might try calling a podiatrist and asking if they make these custom braces. Not all do.

Good luck

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on May 08, 2005 at 13:31:29:

In Reply to: Posterior Tibial Tendonitis posted by RES on May 08, 2005 at 08:35:35:

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