The Airlift PTTD ankle brace can be used for:
- Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
- Posterior tibial tendonitis
- Adult-acquired flat feet
What Is Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction ("Acquired FlatFoot")?
Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is an inflammation and/or overstretching of the posterior tibial tendon. Its function is to help support the arch, but in PTTD, it's unable to perform that job efficiently, often resulting in flattening out under the sole.
This fibrous cord extends down from a muscle in the leg. It descends the down the lower leg and runs along the inside of the ankle and then down the side of the inside aspect of the foot. It is one of the most important supporting structures and helps displace weight properly while walking.
PTTD is often called “adult-acquired flatfoot” because it is the most common type of condition usually developed during adulthood. This condition typically occurs in only one foot, but some people can develop it in both. PTTD is considered a progressive condition, which means it will keep getting worse, especially if not treated early by a medical professional. The Aircast AIrLift PTTD brace is appropriate for stage I/II PTTD symptoms.