Posterior Tibial Tendon Tear
- The posterior tibial tendon is the one that runs along the foot bottom, and supports the arch when you walk or stand. The tendon problems usually affect the women between the age of 40 and 65 having flat feet. If this problem is not treated, the fallen arch can get worse and arthritis can also be developed.Peroneal Tendon Tear
The peroneal tendons are a pair of tendons present on outside of ankles. Ankle sprains and instability are the reason that cause weakening of tendons and lead to tearing and tendonitis. If the tendon tear is severe, the damage tissue must be removed and the tendons can be sewn back together for forming a stronger tendon.
Well, there is a sheath that surrounds the tendon. When that sheath gets inflamed, it causes pain and difficulty in moving the areas that are affected. It is more common in areas like feet or ankles, fingers and wrists.
So, if you know someone who is going through any of these problems, take them to a doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment so that the problem does not get worse with time.
We all know what foot is, right? Anyway, it is the terminal portion of limb that helps in bearing weight and allows locomotion of a person. As this body part tends to bear the weight of the body, a simple instability can also lead to an injury and that can be painful too. So, here are some problems that can be seen in foot, either they are by birth or acquired.
Also known as pes planus or fallen arches, flat feet is actually a postural deformity, where the foot arches collapse with the foot sole, coming into near complete or complete contact with the ground. Some individuals tend to have an arch that never develops in both feet (bilaterally) or in one foot (unilaterally). Else than being a deformity, it can also be caused due to an illness or injury and can create troubles in standing for hours, running or walking. There are three types of flat feet that can be seen and they are as follows:
Flexible Flat Foot: This one is the most common type. In this, the feet arches appear only when the feet it lifted off the ground and the soles touch the ground completely when the feet is back on the ground. It starts in childhood and doesn’t cause pain.
Short Achilles Tendon: The Achilles tendon connects the heel bone to the calf muscle. If that tendon turns out to be too short, pain can be experienced while running or walking. This condition causes heel to lift prematurely when you are running or walking.
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction: This flat feet type is acquired in adulthood when the tendon which connects the calf muscle to the ankle insides is injured, torn or swollen. If the arch of the foot does not receive the needed support, the pain can be experienced on the foot and ankle insides, as well as ankle outsides.
See, flat feet are related to the bones and tissues in the lower legs and feet. The condition is normal in babies as it take time for tendons for tightening and forming an arch. In rare cases, the bone in the feet of the child becomes fused and causes pain. If the tightening doesn’t happen completely, flat feet will be resulted.
Cavus foot is a condition where the foot has a high arch that means, it is opposite to flat feet. Because of the high arch of the foot, an excessive weight is placed on the heel and ball of the foot while standing or walking. This problem can also lead to pain and instability and can develop at any age in one or both the feet.