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Tendon inflamed

Hi all. Ive had posterior tibial tendonisis since April 2020. I’m glad I found this site as I don’t have many people to talk to about this. So thank you in advance. I have had 2 MRI scans. Both the MRI’s show a thickening, swelling and inflammation of the tibialis posterior tendon at its insertion in the navicular bone. There is also gross oedema of the medial aspect of the navicular bone indicating enthesopathy. The orthopaedic surgeon thinks it’s psa and I do have mild psoriasis. The rheumatologist is unsure as its hard to say and says after 3 comes come back to him.
He says if it is he can only put it down to Psa and may start me on methotrexate in a few months. I have had 2 steroid shots in the foot- one didn’t work and one was 2 days ago.. still too early to tell but there’s still a twinge when I walk.
Has anyone experienced tendon inflammation? Ive started taking curcumin and pure tumeric in hot drinks. Can you suggest anything else that helped inflammation. I’d love to hear from anyone especially if they have had tendon issues! I used to run. I have walked or run long distances since April 2020 it’s really affected my life.Thank you

  1. Hi all. Ive had posterior tibial tendonisis since April 2020. I’m glad I found this site as I don’t have many people to talk to about this. So thank you in advance. I have had 2 MRI scans. Both the MRI’s show a thickening, swelling and inflammation of the tibialis posterior tendon at its insertion in the navicular bone. There is also gross oedema of the medial aspect of the navicular bone indicating enthesopathy. The orthopaedic surgeon thinks it’s psa and I do have mild psoriasis. The rheumatologist is unsure as its hard to say and says after 3 months come back to him.
    He says if it is he can only put it down to Psa and may start me on methotrexate in a few months. I have had 2 steroid shots in the foot- one didn’t work and one was 2 days ago.. still too early to tell but there’s still a twinge when I walk.
    Has anyone experienced tendon inflammation? Ive started taking curcumin and pure tumeric in hot drinks. Can you suggest anything else that helped inflammation. I’d love to hear from anyone especially if they have had tendon issues! I used to run. I haven’t walked or run long distances since April 2020 it’s really affected my life.Thank you

    1. Hi @ieshas, thank you for sharing your story with us. We are so glad you found our community and that you have someone to talk to. I can hear how overwhelming this must be for you. While I hope other members of our community will chime in with their experiences, I am sending over an article from one of our advocates: https://psoriatic-arthritis.com/living/tendons/. Please keep us posted on how you are doing. I really hope you can get some relief soon.

      Jill, Team Member

  2. I have this pain in my heel and steroid injection didn’t touch it !
    Hope your ok sounds very much like psoriatic arthritis to me ! I have mild psoriasis which had been miss diagnosed as eczema and acne ! I suffer with fingers and feet x

    1. Sorry I have no advise I’ve just been recently diagnosed myself and I’m now waiting on rhumatology nurse to ring me back then I think I’ll be in the medication methotrexate and one beginning with S make sure u rest up plenty xx

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