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Tendinopathies of the foot and ankle.

  title={Tendinopathies of the foot and ankle.},
  author={Michael R Simpson and Thomas M. Howard},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={80 10},
Because our understanding of tendinopathy has evolved in recent years, the condition is now considered a degenerative process; this affects the approach to treatment. Initial therapy should always involve relative rest and modification of physical activity, use of rehabilitative exercises, and evaluation of intrinsic and extrinsic causes of injury. The posterior tibial tendon is a dynamic arch stabilizer; injury to this tendon can cause a painful flat-footed deformity with hindfoot valgus and… 

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