Peroneal Tendon Injuries

Explore how our services can assist you in finding relief from peroneal tendon injuries, which affect the tissues running along the outside of the ankle behind the fibula bone.

Understanding Peroneal Tendon Injuries
Peroneal tendons, crucial for foot and ankle stability, can sustain injuries due to overuse, structural abnormalities, or sudden trauma. These injuries may manifest as tendonitis, acute tears, degenerative tears, or subluxation, each presenting unique symptoms ranging from mild discomfort to severe pain and instability.

Causes and Types of Injuries
Peroneal tendon injuries commonly result from overuse, repetitive stress, or structural abnormalities like high arches. Tendonitis, characterized by inflammation and pain, can occur due to chronic overuse or trauma. Acute tears, whether partial or complete, lead to sharp pain and swelling. Degenerative tears, a slow-developing condition, cause thinning and stretching of tendons, altering foot shape and stability. Subluxation, where tendons slip out of place, can result from trauma or existing structural issues.

Diagnosis and Treatment
An evaluation by a podiatrist is crucial for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Diagnostic methods include physical examination and imaging tests to assess tendon damage and related injuries. Non-surgical treatments such as immobilization, bracing, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications may provide relief. In severe cases or when conservative treatments fail, surgery may be necessary to address tendon damage and restore stability.

Prevention and Lifestyle
Maintaining foot health through a balanced diet, regular physical activity, and proper footwear can prevent peroneal tendon injuries. Incorporating warm-up routines, maintaining proper form during activities, and being mindful of foot health can minimize the risk of long-term discomfort and injuries.

Our comprehensive approach aims to provide personalized care tailored to your specific needs, ensuring effective management of peroneal tendon injuries and promoting long-term foot health and stability.