In today’s muscle of the day we don’t actually have a muscle, we actually have a ligament in the ankle.
This ankle ligament is called the Posterior Tibiotalar Ligament.
This ligament sits on the inside of the ankle and is really important in ankle motion and stability.
If you have ever had a bad ankle sprain over the years the chances are this ligament had some form of damage associated with it.
Anytime you go into full dorsiflexion this ligament has to open up and stretch over 120 percent!
That’s a lot of movement!
Issues with this ligament might present with some pinching in the front of the ankle with running, squatting or jumping.
This ligament is a big deal and getting it properly treated is vastly important in any successful treatment of an ankle injury.
It can be a bit tricky to get to, so getting to an expert that can diagnose and fix it is definitely key to getting a full resolution for your injury.
This is one of the structures where the symptom location and type of symptom is very useful to the doctor to help associate the real problem with it.
As always symptoms are important, but they don’t tell us everything, but in this case they are a big decider of where to apply successful treatment.