What causes pain on the anterior tibialis?

The anterior tibial tendon lies on the inner-front of the ankle. The muscle and tendon work together to flex the foot upwards. This condition occurs when the tendon is inflamed from overuse or traumatic ankle injury. If left untreated, the tendon can rupture and is very difficult to treat.

What are the symptoms of tibialis anterior tendonitis?

Signs and Symptoms

  • pain, tenderness, and sometimes swelling over the front of the ankle where it meets the foot.
  • pain with ankle motion, especially when pulling the foot up or when turning the foot in.
  • pain that worsens with increased activity, mostly with running or walking up hills.

How long does anterior tibialis tendonitis take to heal?

Anterior Tibial Tendonitis is a common condition seen with overuse of the tendon. It may take a few weeks to months to improve, depending on the severity. Many treatment modalities can speed up the recovery process and help you return to activity sooner.

What is tibialis tendonitis?

Anterior Tibial Tendonitis is inflammation within the tendon. It is typically from overuse. This muscle runs down the front of your shin and crosses the ankle, then ends along the inside of the foot.

How do you get rid of anterior tibialis pain?


  1. Rest/Ice Massage.
  2. Avoid barefoot walking.
  3. Take a short course of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  4. Immobilization.
  5. Ankle Brace.
  6. Custom Orthoses/Bracing: Prevent excessive eversion, help support the tendon.
  7. and correct underlying foot abnormalities.

Is it good to rub shin splints?

SHIN SPLINTS TREATMENT THROUGH MASSAGE Deep Tissue Massage is known for stretching muscles to release tension and tightness, providing deep pain relief, and helping prevent the buildup of scar tissue.