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How do I know if I have anterior tibialis tendonitis?

How do I know if I have anterior tibialis tendonitis?


  1. Deep achy pain on the inner front of the ankle and on the top of the foot.
  2. Feeling of ankle weakness.
  3. Swelling on the inner front of the ankle.
  4. Symptoms aggravated by walking and activity.

What does anterior tibial tendonitis feel like?

Symptoms of Anterior Tibialis Tendinitis Common symptoms felt are a gradual onset of pain or stiffness along the front of the ankle. Pain when lifting foot or toes, swelling, feeling of ankle weakness, or tenderness when palpating the tendon.

How do you treat tendonitis in the shin?

Conservative treatments include rest, ice, compression of the tendon with an athletic wrap or surgical tape, anti-inflammatory medications, custom orthotics, and physical therapy. In severe cases, surgery may be needed to correct any mechanical causes of the tendon irritation.

Can you exercise with anterior tibialis tendonitis?

Exercises for tibialis anterior tendinopathy Gently push down on the heels to feel a stretch the front of the lower leg. Hold the stretch for 10 to 20 seconds and repeat 3 times. To increase the stretch do one leg at a time and lift up the knee of the stretching leg.

How do you fix anterior tibialis tendonitis?


  1. Rest/Ice Massage.
  2. Avoid barefoot walking.
  3. Take a short course of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  4. Immobilization.
  5. Ankle Brace.
  6. Custom Orthoses/Bracing: Prevent excessive eversion, help support the tendon.
  7. and correct underlying foot abnormalities.

Why does my tibialis anterior tendon hurt?

Exertional compartment syndrome occurs when the sheath that contains your tibialis anterior muscle is too small. During exercise, as bloodflow to the muscle increases, the muscle swells up and presses against the sheath. Pressure builds up inside the sheath, causing pain.

How long does it take for tibialis anterior tendonitis to heal?

Anterior Tibial Tendonitis is a common condition seen with overuse of the tendon. It may take a few weeks to months to improve, depending on the severity. Many treatment modalities can speed up the recovery process and help you return to activity sooner.

How do you heal anterior tibialis tendonitis?

How do you get rid of anterior tibialis pain?

How do you strengthen the tibialis anterior tendon?

To do the exercise:

  1. Pull your toes and foot up while keeping your knee straight. Only your ankle should move as you flex your foot up.
  2. Pull your foot up as far as you can, hold the end position for a second or two.
  3. Slowly relax back to the starting position.

What kind of pain does tibialis anterior tendonitis cause?

Clinical Presentation. Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis is an irritation and swelling of one of the main tendons that lifts the foot up – the anterior tibial tendon which is also known as the tibialis anterior. This condition leads to pain in the front of the ankle or the medial midfoot where it inserts on the bone (Figure 1).

How to tell if you have anterior tibial tendon rupture?

In a small percentage of patients, anterior tibialis tendonitis will be a precursor to anterior tibial tendon rupture. This will be associated with a sharp pain in the front of the ankle often extending into the inside of the midfoot. Weakness in the ability to bring the foot upward will be noted.

Is it necessary to have surgery for tibialis anterior tendonitis?

Treatment is designed to limit the loading through the tendon and allow the tendon inflammation to settle. Occasionally, tibialis anterior tendonitis will be a precursor to a rupture of the anterior tibial tendon. Except in the instance of tendon rupture, surgery is usually not necessary.

Where does the anterior tibial tendon start and end?

Anterior Tibial Tendonitis is inflammation within the tendon. It is typically from overuse. This muscle runs down the front of your shin and crosses the ankle, then ends along the inside of the foot.