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Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction in New Jersey

The arches of our feet are our body’s main shock absorbers. Pain in your instep is a sign of trouble.

Weight bearing activity places compressive force through the navicular. When these forces are excessive or too repetitive and bey[pond what the bone can withstand, bone damage can gradually occur.

Symptoms include:

  • Pain on the inside of the foot and ankle
  • Swelling
  • The gradual flattening of the arch of the foot
  • An inward rolling of the ankle

Most cases of navicular fracture respond well to being placed in a cast that holds the bones in place. You will need to use crutches to help you walk. Once the bone has healed, your doctor will recommend a rehabilitation program. Severe cases may require surgery.

There are many advantages to having your posterior tibial tendon evaluated and treated by the experienced and highly skilled surgeons at Advanced Foot & Ankle. Some of these advantages are:

Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment

This is one of the newest treatments for plantar fasciitis or “heel spur” syndrome. A non-invasive, out-patient procedure that is an alternative to surgery, it sends high energy pulses of acoustic waves into the bone and soft tissue, which allows the body to regenerate blood vessels to heal the plantar fascia. This process does not require any form of incision or sedation.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Platelet rich plasma is a groundbreaking treatment currently very popular in professional athletics. It consists of a special mixture of blood cells used to treat tendon and ligament damage. The physicians of Advanced Foot and Ankle Surgeons also uses this technology for other pathologies, such as plantar fasciitis and complicated wounds. Our understanding and use of PRP demonstrates one of the ways we stay on top of the current treatment therapies in the world of medicine.

Advanced Pain Management

Our doctors use advanced pain management techniques to minimize post-operative discomfort.

Personalized Treatment Plan

We treat our patients “as if they were family” and you will receive your surgeon’s full attention before, during and after your procedure. We can even arrange for a patient who has had a similar procedure to share information with you in advance, to give you a well-rounded view of what you might expect during your own procedure and recovery.