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brokendown
tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 8:57AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
How can you tell the difference? if it hurts when you push off and not when you land is it the tendonitis?
brokendown
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 9:27AM - in reply to brokendown Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
and can you run through the tendonitis?
hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 10:24AM - in reply to brokendown Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I had post. tib. tendonitis. It was always MUCH more sore in the morning and at the beginning of runs. I would imagine a stress fracture to be pretty painful most of the time. I ended up not able to run through my tendonitis. I took about 4 weeks off and got some orthotics and it solved my problem.

Good luck!
motor boatin
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 10:40AM - in reply to hmmmmmmmmmmmmm Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Um...ladies? of fellas? You can't have TENDONitis in a muscle...if it is a problem of tendonitis it would then be the tendon that connects the muscle to the bone. As in achille's tendonitis...thats the achilles tendon...

by the way, a stress fracture is gonna hurt all around when you run, i had one one the inside of my right tibia at the end of outdoor my freshmen year in college...so mostly likely a strain, or shin splints...
brokendown
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 10:50AM - in reply to motor boatin Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Well the pain is on the insed of my tibia so why couldn't be tendonitis?

It seems too localized to be shin splints, too sharp to be a strain, and not painful enough to be a stress fracture.
breakingdown
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 1:10PM - in reply to brokendown Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
OK maybe another question...how long should I take off if it is tendonitis? 3 days? A week? I run for a University so as long as I am not going to hurt myself more I need to be running.
breakingdown
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 1:51PM - in reply to breakingdown Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
help?
dr scholl
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 2:02PM - in reply to breakingdown Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Before you take time off,you should try a heel lift with a hole(like a doughnut)in your shoe. It will help support the tendon like a cradle.I had tibial tendonitis once before and was about to stop running, and within a week after trying this treatment the pain and swelling was eliminated. What happens is the tendon is protected like a sling, so it doesn't get yanked/pulled at footstrike. This is what's causing the tendonitis.
breakingdown
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 2:09PM - in reply to dr scholl Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
awesome, Ive never heard of such. where can I get one? local running store?
breakingdown
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 2:20PM - in reply to breakingdown Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
is this what you are tlaking about: http://v005u03gis.maximumasp.com/Site02%5FsofSole/Product.aspx - the heel cup?

Thanks for the help! I was pretty down about having to take days or weeks off!
dr scholl
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 2:42PM - in reply to breakingdown Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
They're available in most drug stores in the foot aisle. If you don't see one, ask the pharmacist. Basically,it's just a regular cushioned heel lift with a 'doughnut'hole in the middle of it. So even if they don't have them, you could do it yourself by cutting a hole in a regular cushioned lift.You may have to wear a lift in the other shoe for the time being to balance things out(so as not to cause any imbalance issues).
For me the pain as well as the lifts were gone in about a week. You should also do exercises to strengthen your shins which are frequently weak in runners as compared to the calf muscles.
dr scholl
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 3:04PM - in reply to breakingdown Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
That appears to have a gel in the middle and be made of some type of harder plastic.I'm talking about a soft rubber(like a rubberball) standard heel lift with a hole in the middle. It's fairly low tech and only costs a few dollars. I'm not sure the gel thing will work.
breakingdown
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 3:13PM - in reply to dr scholl Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Ok yeah, I know what your talking about now. Thanks so much!
breakingdown
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 3:15PM - in reply to dr scholl Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
OK yeah, I know what you are talking about now. So was it a gradual dissipation of pain over the week or was it pretty sudden once your foot adjusted to the new lift, Im just wondering if I will feel a difference when I run this evening? Thanks so much!
txRUNNERgirl
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 3:18PM - in reply to motor boatin Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
My stress fracture never hurt when I ran on it for a few years.
yesstiles
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 3:19PM - in reply to breakingdown Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I had very bad post-tib tendonitis. It is down low on the inside of your shin, a bit above the ankle bone. I was cured by switching to neutal running shoes to wear with my custom orthotics. Wearing stability shoes with my orthotics overcorrected the problem and caused tendonitis.
Also, never never never forget to ice massage the area with a bowl of ice cubes after every run. That makes a HUGE difference.
breakingdown
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 3:30PM - in reply to yesstiles Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Yeah, that sounds like the exact location. I run in a neutral shoe (gel landreth) I have the sof sole arch support inserts and Im going to be getting these hill lifts, does that sound like it will work? And I use lots of ice.

txRunnergirl: how did you not feel the stress fracture? I have had one and can't imagine not feeling it.
breakingdown
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 3:44PM - in reply to Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The pain is above my ankle, maybe 3-4 inches. Its hard to tell exactly, I can't feel it at all simply by pushing on it and it only hurts when I roll off the ball of my foot, not when I land.
breakingdown
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 3:49PM - in reply to Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I did go to the doctor yesterday and he said that it was the TP tendon but after reading other past posts on here it does not sound exactly like it. He did however assure me it was not a stress fractues. He said that there was really even no point to do an MRI/ Bone Scan.
dr scholl
RE: tibialis posterior tendonitis vs. Stress Fracture 7/13/2006 8:39PM - in reply to breakingdown Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The pain gradually dissipated over the week, but I was able to run the first day without the severe pain I was experiencing before wearing it.The pain I had was on the front inside part of my shin about 3-4 inches above my ankle bone.
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