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What is peroneal tendonitis?

Peroneal tendinitis (also known as peroneal tendinopathy) is a form of tendonitis that affects the foot and ankle. Peroneal tendinitis is a condition that causes pain on the outside of the foot and the outside of the leg when walking or running.

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Peroneal tendonitis is rare and is caused by overuse affecting athletes such as runners and walkers.

Causes of peroneal tendonitis

Causes of peroneal tendinitis include:

  • Repetitive running on sloping streets can cause peroneal tendonitis; As the foot rolls, the friction between the tendon and the bone increases, and this overpronation can increase the tension between the tendon and the bone.
  • Marathon runners or long-distance runners often get peroneal tendinitis due to the repetitive motion of running long distances.
  • Tight calf muscles increase stress on the tendons and cause them to rub together more, which can cause peroneal tendonitis.
  • People who have recurrent ankle sprains are more likely to develop peroneal tendonitis because the ankle is weaker around the injury.

Risk factors for peroneal tendinitis

Risk factors for peroneal tendinitis include:

  • People with bow feet are more prone to developing peroneal tendinitis.
  • Runners who run at a fast pace or do interval training are at higher risk of developing peroneal tendonitis.
  • People with tight calves are more likely to develop the condition.

Symptoms of peroneal tendinitis

The immediate symptoms of peroneal tendinitis include pain and swelling in the ankle. If pain does not decrease with rest, it may be necessary to evaluate for peroneal tendinitis. Other symptoms of peroneal tendonitis include:

  • Tenderness behind the ankle bone
  • Pain first thing in the morning upon waking

Diagnosis of peroneal tendinitis

Peroneal tendinitis is diagnosed under the care of your primary care provider or an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor.

The doctor will start with a complete medical history of the injury and the patient and will then perform a complete medical examination of the injured area.

Treatments for peroneal tendonitis

Rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications are first-line treatments for peroneal tendonitis.

When necessary, the most advanced treatments for peroneal tendinitis include:

  • orthosis
  • tala a belt
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection

Peroneal Tendonitis Recovery

Rest is essential for recovery from peroneal tendonitis. Peroneal tendon heals faster than other foot and ankle conditions if the treatment regimen is closely followed.

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