Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy

Tibialis Posterior Injuries

The tibialis posterior is a key stabilising muscle in the lower leg and has the main role of supporting the medial arch of the foot. It originates from the medial border of the tibia and fibula bones of the lower leg. It then sweeps behind the medial ankle bone and attaches to the medial bones of the mid foot and to the base of the second, third and fourth toes. The muscle assists in inversion and plantar flexion of the foot.

The tibialis posterior can get painful and tight if the foot isn’t stabilising properly or if the foot over-pronates. It is a common injury found in runners, due to the usual lack of control when the foot hits the ground.

Manual therapy is needed to help relieve the irritated tissue and aid in repair and rehabilitation will be needed to strengthen and re-stabilise the foot. The lower limb mechanics will also need to be assessed to stop any dysfunctions.

(The list of conditions given above and subsequent explanations are intended as a general guide and should not be considered a replacement for a full medical examination. Furthermore, we do not purport to treat all the conditions listed. Should you wish to discuss any of these conditions with our chiropractors, please do not hesitate to phone the clinic on 020 7374 2272 or email enquiries@body-motion.co.uk).