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July 2016

That’s One Pesky Leg Muscle

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A long muscle located behind your shin bone (tibia) is called the Tibialis Posterior.  Its purpose is to move your foot down (plantar flexion) and in (inversion).  From repetitive stresses such as walking, running, jumping this muscle will develop tiny tears called micro-tears. Scar tissue will then form to heal the area; however, it can bind tissues together resulting  in restricted function of the affected muscles.  As a result referred pain can be felt in the knee and/or the ankle.  


Sorry to get “anatomy nerdy” on ya!  So long story short….Check out the exercise in the video below to help with knee and/or ankle discomfort. Or just setup an appointment with me.  I’ll fix you up!  🙂
-Dr. Steve