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What is Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction?

Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is an inflammation and/or overstretching of the posterior tibial tendon in the foot. 

PTTD is often called “adult-acquired flatfoot” typically occurs in only one foot, some people may develop it in both feet.  PTTD is usually progressive, which means it will keep getting worse – especially if isn’t treated early.

How is PTTD Managed?


  • Taping/Orthotic Therapy/Brace

  • Activity Modification

  • Anti-Inflammatory Modifications

  • Strengthening and Stretching program

  • Footwear changes