Tibialis posterior pain is an injury common to runners. The tendon becomes inflamed, partially torn or ruptured, causing pain behind the bone on the inside of the ankle. A direct blow can cause the condition but can also occur gradually due to overuse in runners.
Signs & symptoms:
- Pain on the inside of the ankle on movement
- Especially on pointing the foot down and inwards
- Pain on the arch of the foot when walking on uneven ground
- Flattening foot arch
Treatment aims to strengthen the muscle and tendon to improve foot mechanics and reduce pain