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If you suffer from Peroneal Tendonitis, please Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible

What is Peroneal Tendonitis?

Peroneal tendonitis describes an inflammation of the peroneal tendons. This occurs when the tendons suffer an increased load and lots of use, leading to them rubbing on the bone. The friction caused by rubbing on the bones leads to swelling in the tendons. Over a period of time, the tendons will thicken in an attempt to manage the increased load. This condition commonly occurs in athletes, specifically in runners, as they roll their feet outwards more often, causing friction between the tendon and bone and increasing the risk of a sprain.

What are the symptoms of Peroneal Tendonitis?

Ankle pain along the length of your tendon, worsening with physical activity, could indicate peroneal tendonitis. This condition involves inflammation or irritation of the peroneal tendons, which are situated on the outer side of the ankle. Common symptoms include swelling, redness, or warmth around the affected tendon, along with the possibility of thickened tendons presenting as a mass or nodule that moves with the tendon. This condition often arises from overuse, repetitive movements, or sudden increases in activity levels, and it may also be exacerbated by factors like improper footwear, tight calf muscles, or ankle instability. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, it’s advisable to seek medical attention for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.


What causes Peroneal Tendonitis?

Overuse of the tendons frequently results in Peroneal tendon inflammation. Additionally, acute ankle injuries such as a sprain can cause Peroneal Tendonitis. Swelling of the tendons or the lubricated sheath surrounding them can occur, making smooth movement difficult.


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