19 Feb Heel or foot pain often mistaken diagnosis
Tibialis tendinopathy is frequently mistaken for plantar fasciitis or achilles problems.
Tibialis posterior runs down the inside of the lower leg and attaches at the foot. It is responsible for assisting with inwards and downwards movement as well as working to maintain the arch of the foot.
It can often arise from biomechanical issues in the lower limb, commonly due to over pronation of the forefoot (where the foot rotates inwards when weight bearing).
Physiotherapy is helpful in management of tibialis posterior tendinopathy in order to reduce pain and inflammation as well as advising on strengthening to improve biomechanics of the lower limb and footwear to assist in preventing recurrence of the problem.