How to tap the tibialis posterior tendon?
Since the tendon of the posterior tibialis muscle passes several joints, all directions of movement of the tendon must be recorded. The first direction of traction runs along the inside of the lower leg straight down to the sole of the foot. The second pulling direction starts at the front of the lower leg and goes crosswise to the same point on the sole of the foot as the first tape. The third tape runs around the heel to the front third of the foot. In this way all parts of the tendon are stabilized.
Microscopic structure of a tendon
The structure of body parts is always divided into a microscopic part and a part visible to the eye. Microscopically, a tendon is a fibrous connective tissue that is supplied by only a few blood vessels. The end piece of the tendon is anchored directly with the tendon fibers in the bone or periosteum.
The tendon itself is surrounded by a thin skin. Since the tendon of the posterior tibialis muscle runs over several joints, it is additionally protected by tendon sheaths.