Inside of Foot Pain in Runners


abductor hallucis muscle strain

Abductor Hallucis Muscle Strain

Abductor Hallucis muscle strain is a common issue among runners that can potentially lead to serious injuries and long-term problems if not addressed. This condition is the result of the Abductor Hallucis muscle becoming overdeveloped, resulting in irritation to the tendon and leading to the potential for inflammation and tears. While it is a relatively common condition, understanding the causes of Abductor Hallucis Muscle strain can help reduce the risk of it occurring in the first place.   More information on Strain of the Abductor Hallucis Muscle


Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that occurs when the tibial nerve in the lower leg  is compressed within the tarsal tunnel, a narrow passageway on the inner side of the Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis  ankle. This compression of the tibial nerve can result in pain, numbness and tingling in the foot, ankle and lower leg.

The causes of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are varied and may include trauma, abnormal foot posture, certain metabolic diseases such as diabetes, tumors and cysts, use of certain medications, and improper exercise. Trauma to the ankle may cause damage to the structures of the ankle joint, such as the tibial nerve, resulting in inflammation and the eventual development of Tarsel. More inforamtion on Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome.


Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis

Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis is a common cause of foot and ankle pain caused by an irritation or inflammation of the Tibialis Posterior tendon. This tendon is responsible for Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis flexing the toes downward and enabling normal foot movement. Overuse of this tendon and its associated muscles, due to improper footwear or bearing too much weight on the affected area, can cause significant discomfort and impair an individual’s ability to perform everyday activities. Symptoms of Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis include painful swelling at the inner ankle and lower calf, tenderness along the course of the tendon, and difficulty flexing the affected foot downward when standing or walking. Treatment may include rest, immobilization, physiotherapy, and orthotics or bracing. In more serious cases, surgery may be required to repair the tendon. It is important to seek professional medical advice if symptoms of Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis persist to identify the best available treatment options.  More information on Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis.


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