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RE: posterior tibialis tendonitis--does it ever heal??

holy shins. wrote:

I've had some posterior tib tendonitis on the medial side of one ankle for several months. After allowing the initial injury (a slight tear) to heal completely, which took about 3 months, I got orthotics and made sure I was in the proper shoe, do the strengthening, ice it everyday, etc etc etc. Then I started running again and am nearly back to my pre-injury mileage (about 80 mpw). Since then, after almost 9 months, I have been running but will often have some pain in the tendon during a run, it'll go away, come back, go away, come back, and it'll usually be sore post run but doesn't really seem that much worse for the wear by the next day. Just really annoying and unsettling. Anyone ever have posterior tibialis tendonitis that ever went away?

I had it and pretty much followed the same treatment as you. The pain will go in time but with me it took a couple of years at least. I still wear orthotics but I'd try and not to get reliant on them if possible. I now have to wear some all the time and its a bit of a pain. There might be something you can do to reduce reliance on the tib post or, if the injury was down to a trauma rather than a underlying biomechanical prob you might be able to phase out the orthotics gradually over a period of several months.
I still get pain every once in a while but you learn to live with it.

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