Posterior Tibial Tendon Can Lay You Up For A While

Your  having a great summer so far.  The  weather has had its up and downs but now much of the country is enjoying the heat, in fact, Mother Nature  has  dialed up the temperatures around much of the United States this year. But heck, its summer and you’ve  been waiting for it for a long time.  Now your getting out as much as your  schedule will allow.  Your hitting the beach with the sand, surf and beach-side sports, like beach volley ball, and who hasn’t tossed a frisbee around?  Most if not all of these activities involve quick changes in your  footing in order to get the object you’re aiming for.

Whenever you engage in sports, whether its on the beach in the sand, on a base ball field, or even taking a cruise on your  bike to get out and enjoy the sights of a new-found trail, you can damage your  Tibial Tendon if you happen to put  too much pressure  on your Posterior Tibial Tendon. What’s that you ask?

A Posterior Tibial Tendon injury (posterior tibial tendonitis) occurs when the posterior tibial tendon becomes inflamed or torn.

The posterior tibial tendon provides support to the arch of the foot and gives stability when walking. Also known as the tibialis posterior tendon, it attaches the calf muscle to the bones of the inside of the foot. The tendon is located at the back of the leg and passes underneath the inside knob of the ankle bone (medial malleolus) and then inserts onto a small bone in the arch of the foot called the navicular. The posterior tibial tendon helps to invert the foot (turn the foot in). Posterior tibial tendonitis injury may involve inflammation, overstretching, or even rupture of the tendon.

As mentioned above, it can happen any time you put undo stress on that particular area of your foot.  It may just sting for a bit and go away, but  it can also be debilitating by causing a great amount of pain. When injured, the area can swell rapidly, so you would want to ice that injury as soon as you can. The problem is that for most of us, we’re not too close to an ice machine when something like this happens. That’s why it always a good idea to carry your  Physicool Ice Therapy Bandages with you. Since they come in a handy, sealed package that’s easy to carry  with you in your beach bag, or gym bag.  The main point is that with its sealable package the pretreated bandage can be applied immediately to the injured area. And since it is a bandage, it will stay in place!  Unlike an ice-bag which will slip off the injured area unless you tie it in place with something handy.

Physicool’s reusable cooling bandage combine’s instant cooling, compression and support. Used to reduce swelling and inflammation fast, apply Physicool to combat pain and speed up your recovery.

Physicool works by rapid evaporation – drawing heat out of an injury. Because the bandage is fastened to the injured limb, it provides consistent, ergonomic relief, quickly reducing swelling and pain whilst helping speed up healing and recovery time. Each bandage has a Velcro strap that holds it in place without creating a pressure point. Initially charged with 2-3 hours cooling the bandages are reusable and Physicool’s unique cooling effects will still be felt long after removal. Physicool is a perfect solution for all strains, sprains, a nd will certainly help with reducing the pain from a tear until you can seek professional medical help.  Always carry a package or two of the various  sizes of the Physicool Bandages with you.  You never know when you or someone you’re with can suffer an injury as you enjoy the sports of summer.

 

 


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