One treatment that you can try at home is the R.I.C.E treatment. The first and most important step is to Rest the injury by cutting back on daily activities. Icing the injury using an ice pack for 15 minutes several times a day calms down the damaged tissue and slows down blood flow to an injury, reducing swelling, inflammation and controlling the pain. Compression can be performed using an elastic wrap or bandage. Lastly, Elevate the affected limb to reduce the swelling.
If the pain and swelling persists after 7-10 days, it may mean that you have a more severe injury. Our podiatrists are able to diagnose the problem and offer conservative treatment options. This may include focal shockwave therapy to stimulate healing and reduce the pain.
Customised orthotics are required to control the flat foot deformity and to reduce the pressure and stress placed upon the Tibialis Posterior tendon.
If there is a visible change to the shape of your foot and ankle, an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) may be required to prevent the deformity from worsening. A fully customised light-weight hinged AFO which will prevent the PTTD from worsening and keep the foot from further damage.
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