PTTD and Drop Foot - Podiatrist in Massapequa and Nassau County, NY - Corey Fox, DPM
Dr. Corey Fox of Massapequa Podiatry Associates, P.C. discusses the symptoms, causes and treatments PTTD and Drop Foot. http://www.longislandheelpain.com
Adult-acquired flatfoot or posterior tibial tendon dysfunction usually leads to a gradual loss of the arch. The posterior tibial muscle is a deep muscle in the back of the calf and has a long tendon that extends from above the ankle and attaches into several sites around the arch of the foot. The muscle acts like a stirrup on the inside of the foot to help support the arch. The posterior tibial muscle stabilizes the arch and creates a rigid platform for walking and running. If the posterior tibial tendon becomes damaged or tears, the arch loses its stability and as a result, collapses, causing a flatfoot.
Surgery is often performed to give the patient a more functional and stable foot. Several procedures may be required to correct a flatfoo