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Can I walk with posterior tibial tendonitis?

Asked 2 years ago

I have posterior tibial tendonitis in my left foot, and my wife and I have been arguing over my walking. I've been taking medication, doing the treatments, and I wear orthotics. But she's adamant that I should not be walking. So I decided to ask here: Can I walk with posterior tibial tendonitis, or should I rather stay off of my foot altogether?

Abel Austin

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

As simple as walking may seem, it is detrimental to healing in a case of posterior tibial tendonitis. Resting allows the posterior tibial tendon to heal. Thus, it is recommended that you stay off your feet in the acute phase of posterior tibial tendonitis to allow quick recovery.

Nikhil Bauer

Monday, June 06, 2022

During the acute phase of posterior tibial tendonitis, resting your feet is advised. Doing so will allow proper healing of the tendon and reduce pain and swelling. However, as pain symptoms subside, you can begin to return to your normal activities. Your custom orthotics will make that even more possible.

Babafemi Adebajo

Babafemi Adebajo

Friday, October 28, 2022

Staying off your feet is recommended in the acute phase of posterior tibial tendonitis. Resting the feet will spur healing. However, you can't stay off your feet till the tendon heals completely. What you can do instead is to get a custom orthotics to provide cushioning and support as you go about your daily activities.

Adam Prince

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Walking is possible in the early stages of posterior tibial tendinitis with mild pain. However, as the condition progresses, symptoms can worsen, making walking more difficult. That’s why it’s best to limit the use of the affected foot, rest, and apply ice packs. Custom insoles or inserts can provide extra support and alleviate strain on the affected tendon, contributing to your recovery.

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