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Why are women more likely to develop posterior tibial tendon dysfunction?

James P. Ioli, DPM
Podiatric Medicine
Women who have worn high heels for extended periods may be most at risk of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction because their Achilles' tendons have likely shortened and tightened. The other tendons and ligaments in the area try to compensate, but with time may also experience wear and tear. As they break down, arch support suffers.

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