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Old 11-17-2004, 08:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy posterior tibial tendonitis

I went to the er after having pain on the inside of my ankle for 5 days.The doctor diagnosed me as having posterior tibial tendonitis,my arch has dropped significantly in my foot as well.The doctor perscribed ibuprophen for the nxt 2 weeks.
This is my 3 episode this year but the first time I ever went and had it looked at,the reason being is that I noticed this time bumps forming under my skin on the inside of my foot,they have doubled in size over the last 5 days,I have at least a dozen of them,the doctor told me it is fiberous tissue pushing out of its"place" because Im overweight.So is it just a coincidence that not only do I have tendonitis,but these fiberous tissues appeared and are getting bigger at the same time?Could it be tears in my tendon?Just wondering if anyone else ever suffered from this and what are the best treatments.

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Old 11-17-2004, 09:04 AM   #2
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Re: posterior tibial tendonitis

That doesn't sound fun!

I don't think its a coincidence. My personal experience and those of others I know with health issues is that the body, when healthy, is in delicate balance. If something starts going wrong, other things follow. For instance, I have an issue right now with my right ankle. After limping for a few weeks, my left ankle and left hip began to hurt from compensating with the limp. I have also read on this board where people get back pain after being on crutches for a while and achilles tendon problems after having their leg immobilized in a cast for long periods of time. So, without knowing anything medically about what is going on with you, I would think that your injuries are throwing things out of balance.

My main advice to you is to in general avoid the ER in absence of having a major traumatic event. ER doctors are great generalists, but don't know a lot of specifics about a lot ailments. One of my good friends is an ER doctor and he knows about zip about what is going on with my ankle right now.

You should go see a foot specialist. Either a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in feet and ankles.

Old 11-17-2004, 02:20 PM   #3
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Re: posterior tibial tendonitis

I agree with you 100% about avoiding the er.The reason I went is because I don't have an appointment with my gp for another two weeks,and the lumps were freakin me out,I had a 5 minute exam and no x-rays tada!I have to get my gp to refer me to an orthapedic surgeon and where I live that is atleast a 6-12 month wait unless it is an immediate emergency.As for a podiatrist,I dont think there is one in a 600km radius of where I live.
Last june I hurt my shoulder at work and did not get an appointment for an ultrasound until November to see if there was a tear in my rotator cuff,there probably was but it had healed by then
Sorry to hear about your ankle problems,I hope you have better options where you live than here .Thanks and take care.

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