Thanks for the opportunity to seek your opinion.
My 18 yr old daughter has an ongoing foot problem. She is depressed, sad, has given up hope, ... every day she struggles with the physical pain and is emotionally crushed.
She has changed from a happy kid to a sad, depressed teenager with a foot injury that never ends!
The current diagnosis is Posterior Tibial tendonitis. She had surgery 16 months ago to remove an accessory navicular ... which they thought was causing the dysfunction in the foot??
She originally twisted her foot in a basketball game when she was 13. The foot seemed to heel ... but she re-injuried it, and the foot (left) started to collapse if she were to start running again.
It was 2 years before we started to learn about the Posterior Tibial tendon - and made efforts to strengthen and re-train this tendon. Seemed that the accessory navicular was creating an unstable attachment for the tendon to do its job supporting the foot. Finally, surgery was suggested - and performed on May 31, 2011.
We are lost with what to do. Doctors seem stumped, PRP 8 weeks ago - no response. Physiotherapist don't know what to do.
Try again with different orthodics?
Immobilize to settle tendon - (she swims, strength trains, bikes, walks to classes at U)
I can send more details?
I have copies of the MRIs.
Thanks for your time and consideration.