Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction: More prevalent in women

By Laura Gehrig, MD

“My foot hurts and my arch has collapsed. I can’t wear the shoes I want to anymore.”

Many orthopaedists have female patients with similar foot complaints. Although some orthopaedists may not appreciate the significance of limited shoe style options, it is problematic for many women. Moreover, these patients want to feel better. So what is the science behind “fallen arches” and why are more women than men affected?

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