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Posterior tibial tendonitis

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Jun 2011
11:17pm, 5 Jun 2011
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I has it.

Currently undergoing regular ultrasound and massage and the fizz is making insoles noises.

It be much better after 'hardly' any running.

People who know, would I be best trying insoles? Not the squillion pounds ones which Podiatrists try to thrust upon you, these apparently stop me for pronating and cost £25. I can still wear my much loved Sauconys.

Talk to me.

Jun 2011
6:06am, 6 Jun 2011
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Alice the Camel
I may have this..... my not-very-good-English-speaking doctor called it flat feet (!) but thanks to the power of the internet I've discovered PTT is also known as acquired flat feet so maybe that's what he meant.

Anyhoo, I've been trying the cheapish silicone insoles and they do seem to bring some relief, probably because they hold your foot in the right position. I'm not running but they help when "brisk walking", ie I don't get the pain on the bottom of the heel and I can walk without a limp! Ankle area's still sore though. And if I decide to persist I'm going to need to buy a new pair of trainers cos my toes are squished with them in.

I don't run anywhere near as far or as fast as you though, don't know if that will make a difference.....They're probably cheap enough to be worth a try? Good luck.
Jun 2011
8:14am, 6 Jun 2011
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Chromey, I suffered a lot from this, in both ankles. I ended up with custom-made insoles, but they really helped. I'd go for the £25 pair as a starting point - chances are they'll solve the problem, especially if it's a one-off injury and not something you suffer from on a regular basis. I have *very* flat feet and even walking was causing me to get injured, which is why I needed custom-made orthotics.
Jun 2011
8:36am, 6 Jun 2011
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It hasn't reached the flat feet stage yet so I guess it can be saved.
Jun 2011
10:57am, 6 Jun 2011
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My podiatrist tried to correct my overpronation with ankle-strengthening exercises before he went down the road of prescribing orthotics. Exercises didn't solve the problem for me, but I overpronate a lot, they may well do the trick for you. Hope you get sorted soon - you're on a roll at the moment, you don't have time to be injured. :)
Oct 2017
1:02pm, 4 Oct 2017
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Hi Chromey are you still suffering with this ? I have self diagnosed myself as having this, how long before you were back running ?

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I has it.

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