I am a sports podiatrist, specialising in foot, ankle and lower limb pathology. I have set up a blog on my patient self help website for heel pain
If anyone has any heel pain related questions or wants free advice please feel free to drop your queries on my blog. Use of this blog will ensure that you are provided with correct and accurate health advice from a qualified health professional
Hi Gareth, if your diagnosis of posterior tibial tendinitis is correct then I would most certainly recommend that you see a biomechanics specialist/musculoskeletal specialist/sports podiatrist (any of those titles will do!)
No disrespect to physios but this condition is something a podiatrist would have covered in their training in much greater detail. Also the management usually involves foot orthoses (insoles) to correct biomechanical abnormality. This is something most podiatrists do however very few physio's are competent with this.
Unfortunately I do not know any sports podiatrists in your area, though I'm sure there is at least one.
I have read some interesting comments regarding the management of this dreadful condition we know as plantar fasciitis.
Some of the comments are quite true with regards to available treatments and the avoidance of corticosteroid injections.
I am a musculoskeletal specialist podiatrist based in Southampton. I am also a runner and manage sports related injuries. As plantar fasciitis is so common I have developed my own website dedicated to the condition. Feel free to take a look at the free videos. There is plenty of information on available treatments.