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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.
Peroneal tendonitis 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?
Symptoms of peroneal tendonitis may include:
- Ankle Pain along the length of your tendon
- Pain that gets worse with physical activity
- Swelling, redness or warmth around your tendon
- Thickened tendons, with a mass or nodule that moves with your tendon
What causes Peroneal Tendonitis?
Overuse of the tendons often causes Peroneal tendon inflammation. Acute ankle injuries like a sprain can also cause Peroneal Tendonitis. The tendons or the lubricated sheath that surrounds the tendons can swell, making it hard for them to move smoothly.