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Review Article

Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis in Dancers

Antonios G Angoules1* and Eleni C Boutsikari2

1General Department of Essential Medical Subjects, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece

2Department of Physical Therapy, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece

*Corresponding Author:
Antonios G Angoules
General Department of Essential Medical Subjects
Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: January 31, 2013; Accepted Date: February 28, 2013; Published Date: March 02, 2013

Citation: Angoules AG, Boutsikari EC (2013) Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis in Dancers. Clin Res Foot Ankle 1: 103. doi: 10.4172/2329-910X.1000103

Copyright: © 2013 Angoules AG, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Dance is a fascinating artistic activity, although highly demanding as regards physical and technical skills. It forces dancers in major loads which lead to musculoskeletal problems, with ankle injuries being undoubtedly amongst the most common dance injuries.

Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis although not common, it may be a debilitating pathology affecting female classical ballet dancers, especially when anatomical foot abnormalities are present.

Clinicians dealing with dance injuries should be aware of this existing, although rare pathological entity, due to the fact that it may prove to have harmful influence on a dancer’s career.

In this review an analysis of the basic aspects of pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of this specific clinical entity is conducted, with special focus on dancers.