PTTD, Post-Tib Tendonitis, or Flat Foot Treatment
How does the TriLok Ankle Brace support recovery from PTTD?
The patented technology in the TriLok Ankle Brace provides remarkable support for PTTD and flatfoot or fallen arches.
Where is the post-tib tendon?
The posterior tibialis tendon runs down the shinbone and wraps under the midfoot, supporting the arch. This tendon plays an important role in supporting the foot while walking.
What is PTTD? Is PTTD the same as Flatfoot or Fallen Arches?
PTTD stands for Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction and is a progressive injury that gets worse over time. When the tendon becomes weak or damaged, it can become inflamed and lead to pain and swelling in the arch or ankle. If left untreated, PTTD can lead to the development of adult-acquired flatfoot or fallen arches as the tendon becomes too damaged to support the natural position of the foot. PTTD can develop in one or both feet.
What causes PTTD or Fallen Arches?
PTTD is caused by either direct force or overuse of the tendon. Activities such as running, walking, or hiking, especially in unsupportive footwear, can overstress the tendon and lead to PTTD.
How will an ankle brace help treat PTTD?
An ankle brace is used in the treatment of PTTD by adding support and stabilizing the joint during the rehabilitation process. The TriLok Ankle Brace is a best seller for people with PTTD. The TriLok utilizes a FootLok strap that is designed to mimic the posterior tibial tendon and support the arch from above. This allows the tendon time to heal while restoring mobility so you can return to daily activities.