Do you have any swelling and pain in the medial ankle after running?
Foot deformities, such as flat feet, over-pronated feet, collapsed arch, can lead to excessive stretching of the posterior tibial tendon, causing pain and swelling on the medial side of the ankle and calf. In some cases, the pain is exacerbated by exercise and compression during high-intensity or high-impact activities such as running, basketball, marathon, football and weightlifting, or even walking or standing for long periods of time.
- Muscle imbalance.
- Foot deformities, such as flat feet or over-pronated feet.
- Over exercising or repetitive motion.
- Accessory navicular bone causing compression and over-stretching of tendons underneath the bones.
- Medial ankle pain
- Tenderness and swelling on the medial calf
- Pain aggravated in the course of activities
- Some patients have difficulty walking or standing for long periods of time after high-intensity or high-impact activities
- Prescribed foot orthoses: Correct foot deformities and abnormal biomechanics to reduce the tension on the posterior tibial muscles or tendon
- Functional medical footwear: Stiff heel counter and outsole to stabilize the heel and support the foot to reduce posterior tibialis symptoms
- Ankle brace : Compression ankle sleeve to stabilize the ankle and reduce the strain on the posterior tibialis tendon
- Kinetic taping: Relax and support the posterior tibialis muscle, alleviating the burden on the posterior tibialis tendon
- Exercise band: Strengthen the posterior tibialis muscle to reduce the risk of injury