Tendonitis of the Peroneal Tendons

Peroneal tendonitis is not quite a very widespread issue in runners, but can be a complex condition to manage if you check out some of the responses on websites regarding it from runners who have it. The peroneal muscles are on the outside of the leg and the tendons go around the outside of the ankle joint. The peroneal muscles play a role to help turn the feet outwards and balance the feet when it is on the ground. They are one of the most important strategies that ankle sprains are avoided. If there is an inclination for the ankle to invert outwards and the muscles need to work hard to prevent it, then there’s an elevated risk of peroneal tendonitis from the muscles having to work so hard. The pain of this condition is generally either just over or just below the the outside ankle bone. There might be some swelling. Initially the discomfort are only there when running, but later the pain persists after exercising. Higher activity levels also seems to increase the signs and symptoms.

Management of peroneal tendonitis is to lessen activity levels down to a level that is tolerable. It usually is vital that you substitute an additional activity that does not load the tendons to keep up fitness. ICE as well as NSAID’s can also be helpful to decrease the inflammation and manage the signs. Some doctors advise the use of lateral wedging in the rearfoot of the footwear to lower the load in the tendon. One of the most vital part of the treatment is to once it starts to get better, that there is a progressive increase in load within the tendon so that the symptoms will not come back. The tendons can adapt to the load if given time to adapt.

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