Ailment of the week

Does this person have:

A) medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints)?

B) medial meniscus inflammation?

C) plantar fascitis?

D) Achilles tendinopathy?

What are we looking at specifically? It’s a not often looked for symptom and that is reduced tibialis anterior/posterior activation. Thus limiting inversion at the mid-foot in toe standing. In this case in the left foot.

If you chose A you’d probably see the same on both sides. C & D would give you reduced heel lift.

B, however would be caused by this as it transfers load to the medial knee. So well done if you got this right.

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